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Codonopsis vinciflora
Codonopsis vinciflora

Family:  Campanulaceae
Hardiness:  Zone 6
Mature Size:  40"
Exposure:  Coastal Sun to Part Sun or Bright Shade
Moisture Needs:  Moist to Average
Origin: Tibet, China
Price: $18.00
Pot Size: Large Band Pot

Stock Status:(Out of Stock)

Product Code: P2061

Codonopsis are curious things. These are herbaceous vining relatives of Campanula or Bellflowers and seem an unlikely expression of such.  From an almost bulbous root arises several tendril shoots which love to twine into surrounding shrubs from which to display their 2" dusky lavender star shaped flowers.  Usually the foliage carries a musky scent but true confessions, we can't remember if this species does writing this as we are in the middle of winter.  An unlikely armature for such improbable and lovely flowers.  Many species of Codonopsis are dug in the wild as their roots are eaten although we wouldn't encourage you to try it.  There's carrots in the market after all.  These are young plants but should flower this year.