|The bud looks like some kind of a bomb |
|The developing fruit, with the neatly star-shaped bracts, is attractive too |
Herbaceous perennial vine. The nodding bell-shaped flowers are pale green on the outside, with chocolate purple shading on the inside bottom, and violet spotting higher up inside. Our largest one is growing into the pear tree in our orchard, and is flowering in its second year.
||purple (late summer)
||ordinary garden soil
||germinate at room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below
We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.
Seed for this plant is included on my seed trade list
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|Judy Wilkins||Nov 25, 2008||Your plant photos are very nice but may I make a suggestion, please? Photos often give no idea of the size of a plant or its flowers. I'd love to see something in the photos of more unusual plants (ones not familiar to most) that shows its comparable size - perhaps a hand or ruler? Or perhaps the size of the plant, leaves, or flowers included in the descriptions? |
|Kate S.||Jan 19, 2012||I received these seeds in trade with you approximately three years ago. The plants have flourished here in zone 4. I have one growing on an archway over a garden path and I love to stand underneath and look directly up into the flowers. This is my favorite unusual vine.|
I'm glad they did so well for you, Kate!
|Kau vang||Aug 16, 2014||I like to buy the codonopsis lanceolata plants. Do you have any for sale?
I usually have a few at my local plant sale. I don't do mail order.
- Seed from '02 trade. Baggy 70F with light (60%G, 8-12d)
- Same seed as above. Baggy 70F with light (50%G, 9-15d)-35F (5w)-70F (no further G)
- Seed from '06 garden. Baggy 70F with light (no G, extended time)
- Seed from '07 garden. Baggy 70F with light (11%G, 12-18d)
- Seed from '08 garden. Baggy 70F with light (16%G, 9-12d)
- Same seed as above. Baggy 70F with light (68%G, 12-20d)
- Same seed as above. Baggy 70F with light (33%G, 16-23d). No seedling development
The additional cold treatment did not increase germination. Not sure why recent germination attempts have had low yield. Some self-seeding occurs in our garden.
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