Corydalis solida Along with anemones and epimediums, they are THE invaluable spring-flowering ground cover colour. They flower for a good 10 weeks and, as a woodland plant, flowers in the shade. Corydalis looks perfect beneath narcissi, tulips and hyacinths.
Anemonopsis macrophylla is a sublime woodland plant from the woods of central Honshu, Japan. Nodding waxen flowers with light lavender markings are held on ebony stems atop fern like foliage. It DEMANDS a sheltered, cool location!
Brunnera Macrophylla 'Jack Frost': This woodland plant is valued for its flowers and its heart-shaped, ground-covering leaves. Its small blue flowers go nicely with ephemeral bulbs in mid- to late spring, as the enlarging leaves block out the ripening bulb foliage. 'Jack Frost' can take dry summers and wet winters. This cultivar is prized for its improved tolerance of heat and sun.