Codonopsis Species, Bonnet Bellflower

Codonopsis lanceolata

Family: Campanulaceae (kam-pan-yew-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Codonopsis (kod-on-OP-sis) (Info)
Species: lanceolata (lan-see-oh-LAY-tuh) (Info)
Synonym:Campanumoea japonica
Synonym:Campanumoea lanceolata
Synonym:Codonopsis bodinieri
Synonym:Codonopsis lanceolata f. emaculata
Synonym:Codonopsis lanceolata var. emaculata

Category:

Perennials

Vines and Climbers

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Smooth

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Where to Grow:

Can be grown as an annual

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Green

Maroon/Burgundy

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

Cedar Springs, Michigan

Tonawanda, New York

Plano, Texas

Norfolk, Virginia

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jan 11, 2015, MossyTrail from Bremerton, WA wrote:

This plant is actually a root vegetable in Asia; I first heard of it actually as a vegetable used by the Ainu, called muk; and now in Wikipedia, I also see it is used in Korean cooking, where it is called deodeok. For many years I have wanted to try it out.

Positive

On Jul 11, 2007, seedpicker_TX from (Taylor) Plano, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

I have to say that of all the neat vines I have, this is truly one of my favorites. I grew them from seed that I got from a trade-friend in Canada, years ago.

They like to climb up, and then tumble back down, and it is usually about the time they trail and tumble that they bloom, which for me, is faithfully every year around the 4th of July.

I love the large chubby bells (not all that unlike the shape of another one of my favorites: azorina vidallii). They are a neat lime green on the outside. On the inside they are lime green freckled with maroon spots, and a heavy border of solid glaucous maroon around the inside edges.

The flowers aren't all that conspicuous from a distance. But, are easily noticed up close, and especially from underne... read more

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