Codonopsis Kawatamii Jade

Codonopsis kawatamiiLatin name

Bell FlowerCommon name

Rare and very choice climber with narrowish bell shaped flowers in jade green and willing to climb anything. Best grown in a container where the myriads of green bells are shown at their best and easily prevented from being waterlogged during the winter.

How to Grow Codonopsis from Seed

Codonopsis is an easy-to-grow rambling climber, happy to twine around a trellis or less interesting shrubs and show off its beautiful flowers throughout the summer. Also known as Bonnet Bellflower, Deodeok and Poor Mans Ginseng, Codonopsis prefers full sunlight but can grow in partial shade.

Codonopsis seeds can be sown at any time but are best sown towards the end of autumn, during winter or in early spring when they can benefit from a cold spell in the wet compost to break their dormancy. Seed should be covered very thinly with sand or fine grit, a good guide to depth is about equal to the size of the seed

Sown indoors Codonopsis will benefit from spending a couple of weeks in the fridge at around 4C in moist compost, before being brought back up to a temperature of 60 to 70°F (16 to 21°C) after which germination should occur with 21 days, but can be erratic and may take considerably longer so don’t be too hasty in discarding the seed tray.

Seedlings can be potted on into individual 3 inch pots when large enough to handle and should then be planted out after the last frost about 50cm apart.

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£3.25

Item Code: 1336B

Variety: Kawatamii Jade

Type: Half Hardy Perennial

Packet Contains: 20 Seeds

Sow: January - March, December

Germination: Up to 21 days

Harvest: June - August

In stock? Yes

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