Nodding creamy white bellflowers on a vining plant growing from tubers. When handled, the plant has a skunky odor. The cordate leaves are light green and slightly hairy. Used in Chinese traditional medicine.
||poor man's ginseng
||vine to 8'
||moist, well-drained soil
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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- Seed from NARGS '12/'13 exchange. Baggy 70F with light (96%G, 6-9d)
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April 27, 2014