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National Council for The Conservation of Plants and Gardens


National Collection of the Genus Codonopsis and Allied Genera



Codonopsis Plants

Codonopsis inflata



A large tender twining climber for pot culture. Codonopsis inflata has distinctive large leaves with red edges and will produce new plants by runners. The lovely maroon flowers appear so late in the summer that seed is rarely produced, at least in our experience. We have only obtained seed once since we've grown this one and then it didn't germinate! The tuber is large and carrot shaped so a large pot is essential.



Himalaya from Northern India and Nepal to Bhutan






























 ©Bob Armstrong

 ©Bob Armstrong