'MARIESII' Balloon Flower (Platycodon grandiflorus 'mariesii')
Platycodon are care-free, long lived and very easy to grow. Avoid too moist (wet feet). Tolerant of neglect. Good for the Rock garden, border or as a ground cover.
Prefers highly organic, moist but well-drained soil. Plants are slow to establish, but long lived once mature. Plants can be cut back by half in late May/Early June to promote bushiness and compact habit. Dislikes being divided or transplanted due to long taproot. Remove dead stems after leaves drop in fall and cut back to 6". Benefits from watering during dry spells.