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Article: Plant Perennials in the Fall, Instead of the Spring: Platycodon in Zone 6

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Patches001
Toronto
Canada

September 8, 2008
7:50 PM

Post #5525491

Hello Carrie, I really liked your article. I am wondering if I can plant this Platycodon in Zone 6? I am in Toronto and am a balcony gardener. Thanks in advance, Patches.

carrielamont

carrielamont
Milton, MA
(Zone 6a)

September 8, 2008
8:06 PM

Post #5525551

Thank you, Patches. So you'lll be growing it a container? I don't know . . . I've never done it. When you grow perennials in containers, the containers need to be bigger, and the plant needs to be hardier than you would otherwise expect, as the earth is not acting as an insulator. With platycodon you should be ok.
DonShirer
Westbrook, CT
(Zone 6a)

October 1, 2009
2:04 PM

Post #7123140

Why not give it a try, Patches. I have some Platycodons who reseed themselves all over, even in nearby pots. I just pull up the ones in unfortunate places and let the others fight it out with the local flora.

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