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Platycodon Genus

Japanese bellflower

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Light, Sandy, Loamy
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

Description

Platycodon genus (Japanese bellflower). This genus consists of semi-tuberous perennials. The leaves have toothed edges with elliptical to lance-shaped light blue-green foliage. The flowers bloom in mid-summer then open into broad bell-shaped, white, pink, blue or purple blooms.

Characteristics

Perennials

Origin

E. Asia

Interest and use

Grown for its flowers in summer.

Cultivation

They are fully hardy and will grow easily in any well-drained soil with full sun.

Propagation

You can propagate by basal cuttings of non-flowering shoots in summer, preferably with a piece of root attached, or by seed in autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Slugs and snails attack young shoots.

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