Genus - Platycodon

Platycodon is also known as Balloon Flower. It contains only one specie, Platycodon grandiflorus. It is an herbaceous perennial. The root of this species is used extensively as an anti inflammatory for coughs and colds. In Asia, it is used in salads and other cuisine.

Platycodon is very late to break dormancy. Be patient with it in the spring.