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Codonopsis cardiophylla (Bonnet bellflower)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.6m
Max height
0.6m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Codonopsis cardiophylla

Other names

Bonnet bellflower

Genus

Codonopsis Codonopsis

Species

C. cardiophylla - C. cardiophylla is an upright to trailing, herbaceous perennial bearing narrowly ovate, pointed, mid-green leaves with pale green margins and, in early summer, nodding, bell-shaped, pale blue flowers, marked purple inside.


Codonopsis cardiophylla is: Deciduous

Habit

Trailing, Irregular, Upright

Flower

Pale-blue in Summer

Foliage

Green in Spring; Green in Summer; Green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

General care

Pruning

Cut back after growth has died down at the end of the season.

Propagation methods

Seed


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Where to grow

Codonopsis cardiophylla (Bonnet bellflower) will reach a height of 0.6m and a spread of 0.6m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance, Rock

Cultivation

Grow in light, fertile, well-drained, preferably acid soil in sun or partial shade. Needs consistent moisture in full sun. New growth is frost-tender so shelter from early morning sun. Resents root disturbance. Mulch in winter in cold areas.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Codonopsis cardiophylla

Other names

Bonnet bellflower

Genus

Codonopsis Codonopsis

Species

C. cardiophylla - C. cardiophylla is an upright to trailing, herbaceous perennial bearing narrowly ovate, pointed, mid-green leaves with pale green margins and, in early summer, nodding, bell-shaped, pale blue flowers, marked purple inside.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Trailing, Irregular, Upright


Colour

Flower

Pale-blue in Summer

Foliage

Green in Spring; Green in Summer; Green in Autumn

General care

Pruning

Cut back after growth has died down at the end of the season.

Propagation methods

Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Codonopsis cardiophylla (Bonnet bellflower) will reach a height of 0.6m and a spread of 0.6m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance, Rock

Cultivation

Grow in light, fertile, well-drained, preferably acid soil in sun or partial shade. Needs consistent moisture in full sun. New growth is frost-tender so shelter from early morning sun. Resents root disturbance. Mulch in winter in cold areas.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4

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