Corydalis are rewarding little plants, for they invariably do well in shady unpromising positions, bringing colour to the bleakest corners of the rockery and garden. Plant 8-10cm (3-4in) deep.
A compact plant bearing light mallow-purple flowers. Excellent for naturalising.
Corydalis Solida Beth Evans.
Pink flowers with some white on the spur. Recommended.
Corydalis Solida G P Baker.
An excellent garden plant producing porcelain-rose flowers with the inside of petals faintly flushed with Bishop’s-violet.
RHS Award of Garden Merit.
Corydalis Solida Purple Bird.
Stunning purple-red flowers.