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PlantFiles: Fumitory
Corydalis 'Blackberry Wine'

Family: Fumariaceae (foo-mar-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Corydalis (kor-ID-ah-liss) (Info)
Cultivar: Blackberry Wine

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6 members have or want this plant for trade.


6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

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

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer

Grown for foliage

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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:

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

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive coriaceous On Feb 2, 2013, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

This performs beautifully for me in the season it's planted. Here it reblooms continuously throughout the season in light shade without any cutting back or deadheading.

However, it's definitely less hardy than claimed. It's never survived a Boston winter (Zone 6a) for me or any of the other local gardeners I know who've tried it. Too bad, because in other respects it's a great plant. Here it performs as a high-cost bedding plant and not as a perennial.

Update May 2014: Last year I planted half a dozen in poor rooty soil in shade. Most returned this year, after an exceptionally hard winter. So I'm revising my rating.

Positive rcn48 On Dec 19, 2004, rcn48 from Lexington, VA (Zone 6a) wrote:

Superb plant! We have been growing this Corydalis for a number of years and have found it to be the best of those we have grown. Unlike other Corydalis, it does not go dormant in the summer heat and reblooms through fall. Although we don't give it any special care in our garden, we often recommend giving it a 'haircut' to promote new growth and reblooming. An added bonus is its lovely fragrance - somewhat like a lilac, though not as intense.


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

Littleton, Colorado
Royal Oak, Michigan
Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania
Flint, Texas
Lexington, Virginia
Kalama, Washington

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