Small, but remarkable the corydalis

April 20, 2018 Best landscape design

Corydalis are classified into two groups: the early spring species, after snowthrush and snowflakes, and disappear after flowering, faster than bulb flowers.

On the other hand, perennials often form bushy tufts and retain their decorative leaves throughout the season.
It is good to know this for garden landscaping because springing carpet plants require adequate space.

These are the shady sites at the foot of which the tuberous plants can rest in the summer without being disturbed.

Hollow tuber, solid tubercle or Transylvanian corydalis produce better effects on large areas. In a fresh and humid soil, they require no maintenance and multiply themselves by the years.

The interstices of the walls and between the slabs accommodate gladly the yellow corydalis (Corydalis lutea) and its cousins with white flowers (Corydalis ochroleuca). Just plant some specimens for them to propagate by spontaneous sowing.
The interstices of the walls and between the slabs accommodate gladly the yellow corydalis (Corydalis lutea) and its cousins with white flowers (Corydalis ochroleuca). Just plant some specimens for them to propagate by spontaneous sowing.

If you want to sow this easy-to-live, easy-to-grow cover crop you will need to be quick.

Indeed, if the seeds, which are ripe just after flowering, fall to the ground, they are displaced by the ants. Insects are attracted by a nourishing outgrowth produced by the seeds.

It happens that they lose their loot en route and that flowers germinate thereafter in the strangest places.

These effects of surprise are particularly appreciated in corydalis with yellow or whitish flowers.

Once settled in the garden, these interstitial plants look for the right places for themselves.
But the coryda with fern Leaves is not only appreciated because it makes it possible to green the low walls. With its finely pinnate leaves, fresh dvert then copper color, this species with short lifespan is in great demand as a decorative plant in arrangements in pots or in massifs without direct sun, even shaded.

Blue corydalis are anything but a marginal phenomenon.

For a long time, these precious plants found in the mountain forests of China have been considered delicate.

But with selections for the garden such as’, vigorous growth variety, you will bring into your massif an uncomplicated eye-catcher.

Its magical blue color produces a better effect when associated with delicate perennials such as ternels, ferns or small hostas.


Also read: Fountains in the garden.