Codonopsis (Codonopsis pilosula) Seed

Codonopsis (Codonopsis pilosula) Seed


Quick description:

Seed packs contain a generous amount of seed for the home gardener. Minimum 50 seeds per pack.

aka Poor man’s ginseng


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Description :

Codonopsis, also known as bonnet bellflowers, are easily grown in average, moist, but well-drained soil in full to partial sun. This plant is characterized by its heart-shaped leaves and light green/yellow bell shaped flowers, almost resembling a star. Its roots are edible, and have been used in traditional Chinese medicine to help boost vitality and overall fatigue.

Type: Perennial, Vine
Family:  Campanulaceae
Native Range:
Growing Zones:  5-9
Mature Height: 6-8 feet
Mature Width: 1-2 feet

Sowing: Start indoors 4-6 weeks before last frost; can direct sow in early Summer. Barely cover seed. Needs light to germinate.
Sow depth: ¼ in
Days to Germinate: 14-28 @ 70F
Special Maintenance: n/a 

Sunlight: Part Sun, Part Shade
Soil Type: Average
Water: Average
Drought Tolerance: Moderate
Growth Rate: Moderate

Leaf Description: Small, soft
Bloom Time: Summer, June-August
Bloom Description: Light green, bell shaped

Harvest: Root
Harvest Time: Fall, September

Special Properties: Chinese medicinal

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