Bulbous Corydalis species

penstemon penstemon@Q.com
Mon, 08 Jun 2015 21:51:51 PDT
Does anyone have any experience growing bulbous Corydalis or have a collection of same?  I’ve tried seed from seed exchanges over and over again with no luck.  So far my only success has been with C. solida ‘George Baker’, which I bought at a plant sale.

I think corydalis seed is short-lived. In the garden here, regular C. solida and also C. angustifolia produce millions of viable seeds every year. The many named varieties of C. solida have not produced seedlings here, that I’ve noticed, anyway. 
Buying bulbs is easier. (Though not cheaper.) Here’s a link to my photobucket album of some corydalis in the garden. The pictures aren’t very good. 
Of these, all are self-infertile except for C. ruksansii, which has produced more than a few seedlings. 
Bob Nold
Denver, Colorado, USA
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