The Genus and Allied Genera



The Plants



National Council for The Conservation of Plants and Gardens

National Collection of the Genus Codonopsis and Allied Genera

Codonopsis Plants

Codonopsis rotundifolia var. grandiflora

A large vigorous twining climber with large shallowly toothed leaves with prominent veins on the underside. The typical campanulate bell is quite variable with green/slatey blue on the outside and blotched and spotted with maroon on the inside, but sometimes hardly at all. It is worth seeking out a good form. It seems to flower better in a well lit situation and will self seed if happy.

The seed is quite large and brown.


 ©Bob Armstrong

 ©Bob Armstrong