Corydalis flexuosa ‘Purple Leaf’

Corydalis flexuosa 'Purple Leaf' with blue flowers

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’”

  1. 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.

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