Handsome clumps of dainty divided leaves like those of bleeding heart (Dicentra, to which it is closely related) or maidenhair fern (Adiantum). Clusters of small, spurred flowers. Plant in rich, moist soil. Effective in rock crevices, in open woodland, or near a pool or streamside. Divide clumps or sow seed in spring or fall. Plants self-sow. Tend to be short-lived in mild-winter zones.Corydalis flexuosa
From western China. Typically grows to 1 ft. high, 8 in. wide, but under favorable conditions it rapidly spreads wider from bulblets on the roots. Finely divided foliage and spikelike clusters of blue flowers in early spring, often continuing into summer. May go dormant in summer, especially in hot climates, but will reappear the following spring.
This plant is a cross between S. telephium maximum ‘Atropurpureum’ and S.
Sturdy, hairy, leafy, with erect stems 2 1/2–4 ft. tall, 1 ft. wide. Lance-shaped, wavy-edg...
From Japan. This stocky plant grows 8 in. to 1 1/2 ft. tall and 1 ft. wide, with nodding, two-tone flo...