Jiegeng/Chinese Bellflower

Platycodon grandiflorum

This charming flower bud swells like a balloon before fully opening to a beautiful blue bell-like flower! It is an important Chinese medicinal herb for the lungs and respiratory tract. In some parts of Asia, this plant is grown as an edible root vegetable.

Water: Prefers deep, consistent moisture, but does not like boggy conditions

Hardiness: Frost Hardy

Habit: An herbaceous flowering perennial to 2' tall

Light: Full Sun to Light Shade

Soil: Well-draining, loamy soil with compost mixed in moisture retention

Origin: Japan, China, and Eastern Siberia, including the Korean Peninsula

Jiegeng/Chinese Bellflower