Growing Platycodon (Balloon Flower)

Latin Name Pronunciation: plat-ee-ko'don  

Plant in full sun or partial shade in a spot with well-drained soil rich in organic matter. This summer bloomer may be slow to become established, especially in heavy soil. Because plants are very late in sending up new growth in spring, mark their location to avoid digging into the fleshy roots. Deadhead plants to encourage repeat bloom.