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Corydalis shimienensis 'Berry Exciting' (Fumewort)

Fumewort 'Berry Exciting', Fumitory 'Berry Exciting', Corydalis 'Berry Exciting'


Incredibly showy, Corydalis shimienensis 'Berry Exciting' (Fumewort) is a striking perennial forming an attractive mound of lacy, highly divided, brilliant yellow leaves adorned with green streaks. From early summer to fall, clusters of fragrant, dusky purple flowers are produced above the foliage, creating a terrific contrast. Easy to grow, this Fumewort does not go summer dormant and tolerates heat and humidity. Its vigorous cascading habit makes it an excellent groundcover and looks great spilling out of baskets and over banks. Evergreen in mild winter regions.

  • Grows in clumps, 10-14 in. tall (25-35 cm) and 24 in. wide (30 cm). Does not self-seed.
  • Best in part shade, in moderately fertile, evenly moist, well-drained soils. Tolerates full shade. Dislikes summer drought.
  • Virtually disease free. Watch for snails and slugs.
  • A great perennial plant for beds and borders, cottage gardens, rock gardens or woodlands
  • Propagate by division in autumn

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Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 9
Climate Zones 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Corydalis - Fumeworts
Exposure Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 10" – 2' (25cm – 60cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 24" (60cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Rabbit
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Edging, Ground Covers, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage

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The above pictures are courtesy of Terra Nova® Nurseries, Inc.(www.terranovanurseries.com)

While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 9
Climate Zones 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Corydalis - Fumeworts
Exposure Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 10" – 2' (25cm – 60cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 24" (60cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Rabbit
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Edging, Ground Covers, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage

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