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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Common Name Purple leaf corydalis
Family Papaveraceae
Genus Corydalis
species flexuosa
Plant Type Perennial
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Bloom Time April, May, June
Flower Color Blue, Purple
Foliage Color Blue, Green
Dormancy Winter
Exposure Part Shade
Growth Habit Spreading / Trailing
Growth Rate Fast
Hardiness Zone 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
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.
Most Active Growing Season Spring, Fall
Persistence Deciduous
Size (HT/W/FL HT) 8" / 24" / 10"
Soil (Garden) Average, well-drained.
Water (Garden) Keep evenly moist, not wet.
Special Uses Fragrant
Comments Cut the Corydalis to the ground midsummer to rejuvenate it. Re-blooms in the cool fall temperatures.
Water (Greenhouse) Dry moderately between waterings.
EC 0.5 – 0.7
pH 5.4 – 6.6
Fertility Needs 50 – 75 ppm
Notes USE NO CHEMICALS ON CORYDALIS without prior experience. We recommend transplanting to a 4″ pot from a plug, not a larger size container.
Finish Time to 4″ 6 – 8 weeks
Finish Time to Gallon
Day Length for Flowering Long Day
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