Fumewort

Corydalis solida

Photo/Illustration: 
Steve Silk
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Fumewort (Corydalis solida)
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Synonyms:  C halleri
Genus:  Corydalis
This species produces mauve-pink, purple, or white flower spikes in spring over deeply divided gray-green leaves that are barely 10 inches tall. 
Noteworthy Characteristics:  In time it forms an ephemeral carpet of delicate color and texture in the spring. 
Care:  Prefers partial shade or full sun. Needs very well-drained, moderately fertile soil. Grow in a rock garden. 
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
6 in. to 12 in.
Growth Habit
Spreads
Growth Pace
Moderate Grower
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Self Seeds,
Showy Flowers,
Showy Foliage
Bloom Time
Early Spring,
Late Spring,
Spring
Flower Color
Pink Yarrow,
Niagara,
White
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Ground Covers,
Naturalizing
Style
Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Type
Perennials

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