The traditional German Flower series makes people aware of beauty and diversity of flowers in gardens and open countryside of Germany. The colorful and charming illustrations will help in our hectic life to discover and enjoy the small beauty of our nature.
This stamp is dedicated to the balloon flower, also known as Chinese Bellflower. In East Asia this flower is a botanical and culinary treasure with great healing power. The root of this species is used extensively as an anti-inflammatory in the treatment of coughs and colds; in Korea its root, either dried or fresh, is a popular ingredient in salads and traditional cuisine. Chinese bellflower is used in traditional Chinese medicine. The plant is also a popular garden ornamental.