Corydalis 'Purple Leaf'Corydalis 'Purple Leaf'

Corydalis ‘Purple Leaf’


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Up before the robins in spring, this bronzy-leafed fumitory is vigorous, rhizomatous, early blooming and long lived. Plants are more compact than the type and are charming in the rock garden, or scrambling around stepping-stones. A great lacy contrast to Heuchera 'Lime Rickey'. Fragrant, violet-blue flowers abound in early spring. May go summer dormant.

USDA Hardiness Zone(s): 5-9
Size (HT/W/FL HT): 8″ / 24″ / 10″
Exposure: Part Shade
Bloom Time(s): April, May, June

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SKU: COYPURLEA Categories: ,
Common Name Purple leaf corydalis
Family Papaveraceae
species flexuosa
Plant Type
Persistence Deciduous
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Size (HT/W/FL HT) 8" / 24" / 10"
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Soil Average, well-drained.
pH 5.4 - 6.8
Special Uses
Nutritional Needs 50 - 75 ppm, strong fertilizers can burn.
Dormancy Dormant in winter.
Water (Greenhouse) Dry moderately between waterings.
Water (Garden) Keep evenly moist, not wet.
How Different? It has a low, rhizomatous growth habit which dies out in summer and come back in the fall. The foliage and flower color is more purple than 'China Blue' or 'Blue Panda'.
Landscape Value It is a very long bloomer in the Pacific NW. Use it in containers in part shade, forest understory, woodland areas or shady borders.
Finish Time to 4" 6 - 8 weeks
Comments Cut the Corydalis to the ground midsummer to rejuvenate it. Re-blooms in the cool fall temperatures.
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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