Corydalis
Corydalis 'Berry Exciting'

Family: Papaveraceae (pa-pav-er-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Corydalis (kor-ID-ah-liss) (Info)
Cultivar: Berry Exciting
Additional cultivar information:(PP18917)
Hybridized by Korlipara
Registered or introduced: 2007

Category:

Alpines and Rock Gardens

Bulbs

Groundcovers

Perennials

Foliage Color:

Chartreuse/Yellow

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Purple

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Chico, California

Lexington, Virginia

Gardeners' Notes:

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neutral
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RatingContent
Positive

On Apr 20, 2010, sladeofsky from Louisville, KY (Zone 6b) wrote:

A sport of 'Blackberry Wine.'

Neutral

On May 21, 2008, wickerparker from Chicago, IL (Zone 5b) wrote:

I loved this plant (see pix) last summer, its first year in my garden. It bloomed non-stop and kept that bright yellow foliage from spring till hard frost in late November. Sadly, however, it didn't return for me this spring. Had three plants in what I consider prime real estate -- raised bed, morning sun. It's supposed to be hardy to zone 5, and I'm 5b, so maybe that's cutting it too close. We did have a very snowy winter and an extremely cold spring. I liked it so much I've ordered three more. Will try to give it extra protection this winter and hope for the best.

2009 update: this plant definitely isn't reliably hardy for me. Came back weakly this year. Moved plants to a pot and still they're barely there. Could be something I'm doing wrong, but I won'... read more