Corydalis solida - which end up?

John Lonsdale
Sun, 31 Aug 2003 03:50:53 PDT

The flat end goes up.  Solida section Corydalis always initiate a growth
point around this time of year and it will make a few millimeters growth
then stop there until it really starts extending in early spring.  Number of
growth points = number of shoots = number of new bulbs if all goes well with
next seasons growth - they renew annually.  The pointy bit is where the
roots come from, although it may not look like it!


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-----Original Message-----
From: []
On Behalf Of Diane Whitehead
Sent: Saturday, August 30, 2003 11:07 PM
To: Pacific Bulb Society
Subject: [pbs] Corydalis solida - which end up?

I've grown Corydalis solida for years, but never planted the bare 
bulbs before. I was all set to plant a batch of Corydalis solida that 
I just received from Janis Ruksans.  I was going to plant the 
sort-of-pointy end up.  However, the other end of each  bulb  has a 
small yellowish-green bit emerging.  It looks like they may be green 
if they are in the light. So should that flatter end be up?

Diane Whitehead  Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
maritime zone 8
cool Mediterranean climate (dry summer, rainy winter - 68 cm annually)
sandy soil
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