Platicodon in the photo - a large bowl
Bells dear to the heart have long migrated to flower beds in garden plots. And sometimes we call them that - bells, but in fact, very often these are completely different plants. For example, looking at Platikodon in the photo, you can see the difference between simple field bells and this garden dweller.
Translated from Latin, Platicodon means Big Bowl. And, looking at this flower, you understand that it is impossible to think of a better name for it. Platycodon's flowers look like large bells, unfolded at the top into a large bowl. This large bell is native to East Asia. In the wild, it grows in the Far East, Eastern Siberia, Korea and China. Now Platycodon is cultivated for cultivation in flower beds and front gardens in the Central Russia and in the North-West. This plant easily tolerates rather harsh climatic conditions - it tolerates severe frosts, short-term drought,
Platycodon is sown with seeds in early spring or in winter. Sowing in the winter does not give very good results. These plants grow small in the first year of life, they do not require much space. Therefore, sowing the seeds of this flower, they can be thickened, leaving for a year without thinning
Platycodon can be transplanted in early spring, in March-April, this will allow the plant to take root well in a new place. It is necessary to transplant new plants until it starts to grow. You can find out where the plants are by marking them with pegs in the fall. Platycodon can also be propagated by dividing the bush. But this method is often not very successful.
Basically, the Big Bell Platycodon is a fairly undemanding plant to care for.