Corydalis flexuosa 'Purple Leaf'

Corydalis flexuosa 'Purple Leaf'

Photo/Illustration: 
Dan Hinkley
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(Corydalis flexuosa 'Purple Leaf')
Genus:  Corydalis
This choice corydalis produces fragrant clusters of periwinkle-blue flowers and ferny foliage infused with purple hues. It is similar to 'Blue Panda,' yet is slower to spread and blooms more reliably during the summer.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  It blooms in the spring, may go dormant with the onset of summer's heat, and then sprout again in autumn. Purple-tinged foliage.
Care:  Prefers partial shade and moderately fertile, well-drained soil.
Propagation:  Sow seed when fresh; germination may be erratic. Divide in fall.
Problems:  Downy mildew, rust, aphids, slugs, snails; spider mites indoors.

Overview

Height
6 in. to 12 in.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Growth Pace
Moderate Grower
Light
Part Shade Only
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Fragrant Flowers,
Showy Flowers,
Showy Foliage
Bloom Time
Early Summer,
Late Spring,
Spring,
Summer
Flower Color
Island Paradise
Foliage Color
Colorful/Burgundy Foliage
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Ground Covers,
Specimen Plant/Focal Point
Style
Cottage Garden,
Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Type
Perennials

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