Platycodon: seeding, maintenance, watering


Platycodon, also known as the large-flowered bellflower, is a beautiful herbaceous perennial, well known for its long-lasting and generous flowering.

In summary, what you need to know is:

Name  Platycodon grandiflorus
Family  : Campanulaceae
Type  : Perennial

 20 to 60 cm
Exhibition  : Sunny or semi-shade
Sol  Rather rich and light

Flowering  June to September

Plantation of platycodon

Platycodon is planted in spring in a rather sunny spot, although semi-shade is ideal for more southern regions.

  • Prefer a sunny but not burning situation.
  • Half-shade is then preferable in the south
  • Platycodon likes well-drained soils.
  • For the jarred platycodon choose a potting soil for flowering plants

Multiplication by dividing the clump in the spring or sowing at the same time.

Pruning, maintenance of platycodon

Remove wilted flowers as you go along if you wish to stimulate the appearance of new flowers.

Platycodon is very easy to care for and requires no other special care.

Watering of platycodon

In pots it is necessary to water regularly because the potted platycodon dries out more quickly than if it were in the ground.

In the field, regular watering after planting promotes growth but becomes less necessary over the years.

About platycodon

A 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 being resistant to cold and high temperatures.

Very hardy, it is resistant to most diseases making it a very easy flower to grow.

Kill varieties with long stems.