Corydalis 'Blackberry Wine'
Photo Courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.
Invaluable in the shade garden, 'Blackberry Wine' has arching stems which carry fragrant, plum-violet flowers over an exceptionally long period. Though it blooms heaviest in late spring, it will continue to produce flowers thru mid-fall if plants are kept moist. The blossoms are in perfect harmony with the blue-green, lacy leaves which have white edges. Use this plant in cottage gardens, shaded rock gardens, or in containters.
Introducer: Terra Nova Nurseries
Origin: Not Native to North America
Sun or Shade?:
Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun)
Part shade (4-6 hrs. direct sun)
Wet or dry?:
Average water needs
Consistent water needs
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When should it bloom?:
How's your soil?:
Sweet or Sour Soil?:
Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0)
Alkaline Soil (pH > 7.0)
What's your garden style?:
Corydalis grows best in moist, well-drained soils that are alkaline. Adding lime to the soil will help to achieve these conditions. Though it will grow in full sun with consistant moisture, this plant prefers partial shade, such as at the edges of woodlands. It self-seeds freely, and these seedlings can easily be transplanted to other locations or removed. A heavy winter mulch is recommended.