National Council for The Conservation of Plants and Gardens
National Collection of the Genus Codonopsis and Allied Genera
Codonopsis ex Korea
A puzzling species that we have, as yet, been unable to identify. Our plants were grown from seed given to us by the previous collection holder. It is superficially similar to C. pilosula but the flowers are slightly larger and quite cream in colour with wide spread bells rather frilly at the edges. The heart shaped leaves also differ from C.pilosula.
The medium sized seed on this twining climber is dark brown and the tuber carrot shaped.
From botanic garden in Chollipo in Korea although origins are unknown