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Height: 12″ tall Culture: Sun to Part Sun Origin: China, Japan, Korea, Siberia Russia Platycodon grandiflorus ‘Sentimental Blue’ is a dwarf, floriferous strain of the monotypic genus, Platycodon…first cousin to the better known Campanula. The easy-to-grow Platycodon ‘Sentimental Blue’ tops out at 1′ tall, compared to the typical 2’+ size. Platycodon starts flowering for us in June and continues into September with an abundance of quarter-size, balloon-shaped, lavender-blue buds which open to five-petalled, star-shaped flowers. The roots of Platycodon grandiflorus have a long medicinal history as a treatment for bronchitis, asthma, the common cold, diabetes, tuberculosis, to lower cholesterol, and as an anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, anti-allergy, and anti-cancer treatment. Don’t be without a platycodon in your medicine cabinet…we mean, garden.