After the pink roses, I thought cool blue Corydalis flexuosa ‘Purple Leaf’ would be an interesting contrast. Its decorative, deeply lobed leaves are on the reddish side rather than the purple the name suggests, but are no less attractive for that. Slender green seed pods follow the flowers.
Corydalis was one of many colour carrying plants used at the wonderful Chihuly Garden and Glass in Seattle.
Should I point out that these flowers seem to have been fitted with false teeth that are a bit too large? No I should not. It’s an image that once seen cannot be unseen.
Shared for Cee’s Flower of the Day.
21 Replies to “Corydalis flexuosa ‘Purple Leaf’”
Nice blue to purple.
It’s very striking blue shared by gentians and some poppies.
Too late! You’ve done it! Noooooooo.
Tee-hee! So true about that white. Still, a lovely plant.
I love the colour.
Close call for my keyboard — I was eating when I read your comment about unseeing. Touché!
And now it’s untakebackable.
Strange looking flowers but a gorgeous colour 🙂
They’re more dainty looking than I’ve made them appear.
A lovely colour.
It always seems the most surprising flower colour, although no natural colour really ought to surprise.
We have a native Corydalis species that’s yellow. Its common name? ‘Scrambled eggs’!
That’s a good one!
lol! No, it cannot be unseen. They are beautiful flowers, even with their oversized false teeth. 🙂
I did not notice the teeth in real life.
I love this blue one but it never stays long enough in the garden. I had one called Spinners which was fabulous and stayed around for a few years.
Corydalis often seem to do best when they’ve found their own place to grow, over a wall, or somewhere like that.
Love the blue-flowering Corydalis. Trying to grow some right now, but they don’t seem too happy.
Sending my good luck wishes!
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