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Corydalis ‘Berry Exciting’

Brilliant yellow, fern-like leaves are streaked green and erupt in fragrant purple flowers. This wonderful mutation of C. 'Blackberry Wine' is one of the few Corydalis that does not go summer dormant. Its vigorous cascading habit makes it an excellent groundcover and looks great spilling out of baskets and over banks. We've seen it used as a different component plant and it’s always a stunner in the spring garden! Takes heat and humidity!

USDA Hardiness Zone(s): 5-9
Size (HT/W/FL HT): 10″ / 24″ / 13″
Exposure: Part Shade, Full Shade
Bloom Time(s): June, July, August, September

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10" / 24" / 13"

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Average, well-drained.


5.4 – 6.6



Special Uses


Nutritional Needs

50 – 75 ppm, strong fertilizers can burn.


Dormancy over winter.

Water (Greenhouse)

Dry moderately between waterings.

Water (Garden)

Don't dry out completely. Keep slightly moist.

How Different?

It is the gold foliage form of 'Blackberry Wine'.

Landscape Value

A great plant for a hanging basket and as groundcover under shrubs. Moist banks are best.

Finish Time to 4"

6 – 8 weeks


Grows and thrives at the Missouri Botanical Garden in early morning sun.

Grower Notes

USE NO CHEMICALS ON CORYDALIS without prior experience. We recommend transplanting to a 4" pot from a plug, not a larger size container.

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