Corydalis solida

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Hoy
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Corydalis solida

I plant many cultivars of Corydalis solida in hope of establishing a population with different flower colors. They cross and self seed in my woodland.

Mark McD
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Hoy wrote:

I plant many cultivars of Corydalis solida in hope of establishing a population with different flower colors. They cross and self seed in my woodland.

I agree, I don't much care about named selected in a plant species that grows spontaneously and annually from seedlings, almost negating having named forms.  Just get enough plant & color diversity going, and the seedlings happen.  My blood red one, similar to George Baker, is now everywhere in the garden, unnamed and equally as good as C. solida 'George Baker'.  Getting some good purple ones too.  But I may consider getting some named forms of drastically different colors, to increase the "gene pool" and let the bees do the work :D

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
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Boland
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I have loads too but mostly rather dull shades.  Mine are just showing buds.

Todd Boland
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Zone 5b
1800 mm precipitation per year

Hoy
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More colors!

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

Mark McD
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Hoy wrote:

More colors!

Nice colors.  I like the last one in a unique raspberry color.

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
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RickR
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Wow! I have a friend that supposedly has George Baker, and hers isn't nearly as red.  That is just Excellent!

I have the dullish red/pinks and purple.  Still a welcome sight.  Anyone have bicolors?

Rick Rodich    zone 4a.    Annual precipitation ~24 inches
near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Boland
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Rick, most of mine are like yours but I did luck into pale pink, a 'raspberry' form and I have 'Transylvanica' which is a lighter shade of reddish-pink than George Baker.  They are all self-seeding so I might get some more interesting colours in the future.  Mine are well into bud now but just showing the first tint of colour in the buds.  We are suppose to have cool weather for the next week so things will slow down considerably, otherwise, the first solida would have been open in the next couple of days.

Todd Boland
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Zone 5b
1800 mm precipitation per year

Hoy
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Mark, your red solida is the reddest I have seen! Now I have looked at all my red ones and not one is as red (if the color of the picture are true)! Some are seedlings of G. Baker.

Rick, I have one or two bicolors (1). And some white (2) hoping for crosses! But the white are slightly later.

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

Boland
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Love that white with the pink tint!  Exquisite!

Todd Boland
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Zone 5b
1800 mm precipitation per year

Lori S.
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Here's what is supposed to be C. transylvanica (or C. solida ssp. solida, whatever we're calling it these days??) with pretty good colour.  The first photo looks very red (though not as red as Mark's seedling); the second photo is probably a little closer to the truth.

Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

Boland
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Just like mine!....except mine are only in bud.

Todd Boland
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Zone 5b
1800 mm precipitation per year

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