Herb latin name: Adenophora divaricata
Synonyms: Adenophora polymorpha divaricata
Family: Campanulaceae (Bellflower Family)
Edible parts of Adenophora divaricata:Young leaves - cooked.
Description of the plant:
(3 1/4 foot)
Habitat of the herb:Mountains, C. Japan. Deciduous forests and sunny grassy slopes, or on rocks at elevations of 300 - 1700 metres.
Propagation of Adenophora divaricata:Seed - best sown in a cold frame as soon as it is ripe. The seed can also be sown in spring. Surface sow 2 - 3 seeds per pot in the spring in order to avoid transplanting. We have found that if transplanted when very small seedlings grow away without difficulty. Germinates in 1 - 3 months at 10°C. Plant out into their permanent positions whilst young. Basal cuttings in spring. Division in spring - very difficult because the plant dislikes root disturbance.
Cultivation of the herb:Mountains, C. Japan. Deciduous forests and sunny grassy slopes, or on rocks at elevations of 300 - 1700 metres.
Medicinal use of Adenophora divaricata:None known
Known hazards of Adenophora divaricata:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.