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Codonopsis lanceolata
Common Name: Bonnet Bellflower Family: Campanulaceae (The Bellflower Family)

Codonopsis lanceolata
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This fascinating but rarely seen northeast Asian perennial herbaceous vine comes from the bellflower family. It has large, nodding, creamy green bell-shaped flowers with chocolate purple and violet shading and spotting on the inside. Like clematis, it wants its roots in the shade and top in the sun. Edible roots.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Asia - China and Japan
Native Habitat:
Moist places in woods in low mountains and hills.

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourPurple 
TypeVine  Secondary Bloom ColourWhite/Cream 
Height4-6'  Bloom TimeLate Summer 
Spread3-5'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureSun Part Sun  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureAverage Moist  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone4-8  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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Recommended Companion Plants:
Aconitum aff. episcopale
Aconitum hemsleyanum

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