Corydalis ophiocarpa Bronze Beauty


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Botanical Name: Corydalis ophiocarpa Bronze Beauty
Common Name: 
Bronze Leaf Corydalis
Hardy Perennial
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Corydalis ophiocarpa Bronze Beauty – Recently discovered in the UK this  bronze leaf Corydalis has very early spring sprays of creamy yellow flowers that are held along  arching stems. These erupt from mounds of bronzed foliage which later turns beautiful shade of pink and purple. Enjoys humus rich but well drained moist soil in shade to part shade location. Great for in under large trees . Will self seed to form an impressive drift.  40cm x 40cm.

Sowing Advice

Corydalis seed can be sown at any time. Sow seed into good quality compost or seed raising mix. Cover with river sand or compost to seeds own depth.  If sown directly into ground seed may not germinate until it dormancy is broken by a period of chilling. (Winter) Or moist seed tray can be placed at 15-20 for 3 weeks then placed in fridge at 4 degrees C in a plastic bag for 8 weeks then kept at on gentle heat of 15-20 degrees C. Seed may still take some months to germinate so do not discard