Codonopsis pilosula

Codonopsis

CAMPANULACEAE, The Bellflower family

Today my coworker and I visited Mostly Medicinals nursery. One of the things that caught my attention was an attractive vine I remember well from the woodland garden at Kew (in photo).

The nodding bell shaped flowers have an intricate purple and gold pattern. I knew it was tolerant of dry shade, but I didn’t know it was an important herb in TCM. It is hardy perennial in zones 5 to 9, where it can grow 6 to 10 feet long.

About Mulysa

I love my work as a landscape designer and artist. When I'm not planning homesteads or working in the studio, you'll find me hiking, photographing, gardening, baking, cooking vegetarian meals with friends, reading and working on sustainability issues...with my baby on my hip in Portland, Oregon.
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