The platycodon, also known as the large-flowered bellflower, is a very beautiful herbaceous perennial, well known for its long-lasting and generous flowering.
In summary, what you need to know:
Last name : Platycodon grandiflorus
Family : Campanulaceae
Type : Perennial
Height : 20 to 60 cm
Exposure : Sunny or partial shade
Ground : Rather rich and light
Flowering : June to September
The Platycodon is planted in the spring in a rather sunny place although the partial shade is perfect for more southern regions.
- Prefer a sunny but not hot situation
- Partial shade is preferable in the south
- Platycodon likes well-drained soils
- For the potted platycodon choose a soil for flowering plants
Multiply by division of the clump in spring or by sowing at the same time.
Caring for platycodon
Remove faded flowers as you go if desired to stimulate the emergence of new flowers.
Platycodon is very easy to maintain and does not require any other special care.
Watering the platycodon:
In pots it is necessary to water regularly because the potted Platycodon dries up more quickly than if it were in the ground.
In the ground, regular watering after planting promotes growth, but it becomes less necessary over the years.
To know about the platycodon
Very pretty perennial plant native to Asia, Platycodon offers a very beautiful flowering mainly in July and August.
Easy to grow, it also has the advantage of withstanding the cold and high temperatures.
Very hardy, it is resistant to most diseases which makes it very easy to grow.
Smart tip about platycodon
Stake varieties with long stems.