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Corydalis flexuosa ‘Purple Leaf’


Bronze-green foliage with red highlights and stems and large blue to purple-blue flowers.

The soft bronze-green feather-like leaves are accented by red stems and the large, blue to purple-blue flowers carried in clusters above the foliage. This long bloomer makes a great highlight in shady spots. Combines well with blue or gold hostas and hellebores. Use in the woodland garden under shrubs or in a part shade container.

Common Name: China Blue

Family: Papaveraceae (The Poppy Family)

Zone Hardiness: 5-9

Light: Full Shade, Part Shade

Height: 4-8"

Width: 12-24"

Primary Bloom Colour: Blue

Secondary Bloom Colour: Purple

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Late Spring

Soil Moisture: Average, Moist

Stem Colour: Red

Fragrance: Yes

Berries: No


Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Understories or woodlands


Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan

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