These perennial vines from the Himalayas take their time establishing themselves, flowering in their second or third year but continuing to grow more robust for several additional years. Named for a British botanist. Used to best effect with several planted together. As with other codonopsis, the seedlings are difficult to transplant: they form a considerable carrot-like white taproot, from which the top growth detaches at the slightest disturbance. I sometimes resort to planting a potful of them in one spot, which places them far too closely together, but avoids the decapitation problem.
||vine to 10'
This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...
Seed for this plant is included on my seed trade list
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PlantLinks to other web pages about Codonopsis grey-wilsonii
Some particularly helpful links to other websites
- Seed from NARGS '13/'14 exchange. Baggy 70F with light (84%G, 7-15d)
- Seed from NARGS '13/'14 exchange. Baggy 70F with light (64%G, 6-9d)
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May 17, 2014