Platycodon are herbaceous perennials with neat, ovate leaves and terminal clusters of open bell-shaped flowers which open from large, balloon-shaped buds in late summer. ‘Astra Blue’ is a compact herbaceous perennial to 60cm in height, with blue-green, lance-shaped leaves and large, balloon-like buds opening to wide cup-shaped violet-blue flowers 5cm across. Can be used in the border as a colourful edging plant or on mass to create a stunning display. Full sun or partial shade and moist but well-drained soil. Ultimate height when flowering 30-50cm.
Single plants – 12cm pot –