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Codonopsis grey-wilsonii

Family campanulaceae
Life cycle perennial
Flowers blue (summer)
Size vine to 10'
Light sun-shade

These perennial vines from the Himalayas take their time establishing themselves, flowering in their second or third year but continuing to grow more robust for several additional years. Named for a British botanist. Used to best effect with several planted together. As with other codonopsis, the seedlings are difficult to transplant: they form a considerable carrot-like white taproot, from which the top growth detaches at the slightest disturbance. I sometimes resort to planting a potful of them in one spot, which places them far too closely together, but avoids the decapitation problem.

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

Seed for this plant is included on my seed trade list

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from NARGS '13/'14 exchange. Baggy 70F with light (84%G, 7-15d)
  2. Seed from NARGS '13/'14 exchange. Baggy 70F with light (64%G, 6-9d)

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