Fumitory
Corydalis 'Blackberry Wine'

Family: Papaveraceae (pa-pav-er-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Corydalis (kor-ID-ah-liss) (Info)
Cultivar: Blackberry Wine

Category:

Perennials

Foliage Color:

Blue-Green

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:

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:

Violet/Lavender

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Herbaceous

Smooth-Textured

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:

Non-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:

Littleton, Colorado

Royal Oak, Michigan

Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania

Flint, Texas

Lexington, Virginia

Kalama, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

2
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0
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RatingContent
Positive

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

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.