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Friday, May 30, 2008

It lives!

Last year I bought three Corydalis 'Blackberry Wine'. At least, that's the cultivar name I remember.

It's not the first time I bought different colored Corydalis. For the first time though, one made it through the year and returned. I wonder why they different colors are so finicky to grow when the yellow variety seeds itself into every nook and cranny.

Do you have luck with Corydalis?

Today's post might be a record shorty. It's way too beautiful outside and my calendar for the day is chock full.

See ya!

7 comments:

Gail said...

The yellow variety sort of and since it was iffy, I have never ordered the sweet variety you have...I don't think they are happy in the kind of conditions you find here...

Gail

MELISSA MANNON said...

I just bought this for the first time yesterday. My 5-year-old favored the yellow, so that's what we got. I'm so happy now and hope that it seeds itself.

Cinj said...

Pretty. I bought some plants like that at some time, but they disappeared on me. It was right before I moved so my poor plants weren't pampered at all that year.

Who can dare spend too much time blogging when the gardens are right outside the window singing their siren song?

Jean said...

I cannot seem to keep the yellow one here in New Zealand, although I know people who can, have avoided Blackberry Nip as is a bit vigorous for my garden
I do successfully grow C.solida integra with large pink flowers, and a deeper dusky plum pink one.
Also grow that beautiful electric blue one, as well as a white, will post some photos on my blog, when I locate the photos

tina said...

Yes, I have the yellow corydalis and have grown it about four or five years. I thought I had lost it in last year's drought, but found about six seedlings. Yahoo! Love this little plant. Hard to find. Gail, it does do well here. Needs shade and some moisture but is tolerant of all conditions except full sun.

Hoot Owl Hollow Nursery said...

We've occasionally had them come back, but not more than once. Different species, I suppose. You might try Corydalis solida. It is a very early spring bloomer with pink, rose or purple flowers which goes dormant by this time of year but comes back reliably and even multiplies about like Corydalis lutea. We also have a white flowered one that we got several years ago which had disappeared but which came back, outside of the bed, this spring. I'd stay away from Corydalis ophilcarpa which has cream colored flowers and almost evergreen foliage (bronze in winter) not because it's not nice, but because it becomes quite invasive.
Jane

garden girl said...

It's such a pretty plant. I'm experimenting with it this year - we'll see if it comes back. . .