Corydalis solida

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Hoy
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Tony wrote:

three more of my Corydalis solida. The white one from Mt Vermion in Greece I particularly like. They are all that colour and occur in thousands on the mountain.

Tony, have you actually been there?
Seems a place I would love to visit ;D

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

Tony Willis
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Mark

I actually plant the plants in the garden if I get them to increase but I find it is a problem to keep them distinct. They hybridise,the labels get lost and also lots die if the soil conditions do not suit them so I keep examples in pots of my collections.

Hoy they are my own collections, I have been to the Greek mainland probably fifteen times and to the North about seven times. The corydalis in particular are critical as to timing as seed is set and shed very quickly.
A picture of one that is a little pink in the wild. I hope you can see it is growing through the remains of dead bracken, this is just after the snow has melted. I think all the green leaves are scilla just coming through.

Hoy
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Thanks, Tony! Interesting!
Your last picture reminds me of when I was in North Norway (Troms) many years ago. In May as the snowcover receded I found a hillside peppered with emerging fronds of a fern and "millions" of the common Corydalis intermedia. It was a stunning sight :)
I had no camera with me :(

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

cohan
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The white is lovely, Tony--must be a treat to see the hillsides covered with them :)

west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus  http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/

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Wonderful Corydalis, Tony. Your 'Beth Evans' looks more red than I remember.

Here are some which were flowering last week:

Corydalis solida 'Elrond'
Corydalis solida 'George Baker'
and Corydalis solida 'Loth Lorien'

Wim Boens
Wingene Belgium zone 8a

WimB
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Here, Corydalis solida 'Beth Evans' is flowering now too!

Wim Boens
Wingene Belgium zone 8a

Mark McD
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Beautiful C. solida forms Wim, really like the color on 'Beth Evans'.

My plants wouldn't dare show their faces with the winter cold weather we're getting.  I do hope to add some more color forms, was sent a good lilac blue form last year. But I don't intend on maintaining named cultivars, I just want a carefree colorful free-for-all of Corydalis blooms in the spring garden; many hybrid seedlings are as pretty as expensive named forms.

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
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