National Council for The Conservation of Plants and Gardens
National Collection of the Genus Codonopsis and Allied Genera
Codonopsis pilosula var. modesta
Raised from seed and flowered for the first time in late July 2011. Although a variant of C.pilosula, the small cream flowers are quite attractively marked on the inside with dark red lines and speckl;es in the lower half. A twining climber, it will reach two metres in a good year. Although this and the type are less striking than some of the other members of the genus they both have a quiet charm and are worth growing.
The seed is small and dark brown.