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Does anyone know how much of a delicacy Corydalis is to slugs?  Does it need protection or is it okay once well established? I'm only really interested in growing perennial types.





  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,989

    The wild variety spreads itself around happily in my veg patch - the slugs seem to leave it alone.

    Ma had the yellow variety in the farmhouse garden for years, nothing ate it, not even the ducks and geese. 

    Even the escaped goat left it alone although it ate three new apple trees and some blackcurrant and rose bushes and most of the lemon balm.

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 4,252

    Never seen any damage on the Corydalis solida types which I have in the Snowdrop Wood and various other places.

  • CeresCeres Posts: 2,583

    My corydalis lutea is home to a million snails but they don't eat it and I have never seen a slug within spitting distance of any of the plants.

  • Great, thanks everyone, I'll get sowing then!

  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 4,252

    Rather more difficult from seed than buying plants. Most of them need the seed to be sown very fresh from the plant.

  • YviestevieYviestevie Posts: 7,063

    I've got Saphire and Blackberry Wine and the slugs don't seem to touch them.

    Hi from Kingswinford in the West Midlands
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,361

    Which ones where you thinking of growing Bob? 

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Growing up as a kid my Dad used to grow yellow and blue (probably China blue) and they were both perennial so I'll probably start there.  I have a spot in part-shade that I wasn't sure what to do with until now!

    That looks very nice, Snow, certainly the thing I'm after.

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