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Corydalis flexuosa ‘Purple Leaf’

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Features

  • BloomsMay
  • Height0.15m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourBright blue
  • Leaf ColourLight green

Description

Corydalis flexuosa ‘Purple Leaf’. A perennial with small bulbils and fibrous roots which will produce light green ovate leaflets with an overall height of about 15 to 30cm. From spring to summer it produces bright blue flowers on terminal racemes.

Characteristics

Perennial, Herbaceous

Origin

China

Interest and use

Rock garden, ornamental

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Humus-rich
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They are fully to frost hardy and will need full sun and partial shade with well drained soil.

Propagation

You can propagate by seed in autumn or by division when dormant; autumn for spring flowering species and spring for summer flowering species.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Slugs and snails may be a problem, aphids under glass.

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