Codonopsis pilosula - Codonopsis, Dang Shen

Hardy / perennial / Chinese medicinal herb, climber / seeds need 20-30 days for germination / H. up to 200cm/ half shade to shade/ well drained soil / blossom colour green white / flowering time  6, 7, 8

Native from the Himalayas to Japan. A twining climber with a spindle-shaped root. Solitary, bell-shaped yellow to olive green flowers in summer. Important Chinese medicine herb; roots can be used as a substitute for Ginseng. Internally for low energy, poor appetite, and digestion, anaemia, shallow breathing and debility after illness. Grows in light, well-drained soil.