Platycodon grandiflorus pumilus


Platycodon grandiflorus

Habitat: grassy slopes

Flowering: summer

Height: 20 cm

Width: 20 cm

Soil: gritty, well drained

This genus has just one species, which has most unusual flowers, flaring towards the outer end, but for a long time keeping the tips closed over the end of the tube, giving a curious bulbous appearance. Eventually they do open, a cluster on each stem, usually purplish blue.

Platycodon grandiflorus pumilus is the dwarf form.
9 cm pot £4.00

Platycodon - some other suggestions
platycodon_grandiflorus.jpg Platycodon grandiflorus represents the usual form, with bluish-purple flowers.
invisible.gif Platycodon grandiflorus 'Albus' is a white-flowered variety
platycodon_grandiflorus_pink.jpg Platycodon grandiflorus pink-flowered has pink flowers.