Corydalis cheilanthifolia

Corydalis cheilanthifolia

Photo/Illustration: 
Jennifer Benner
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(Corydalis cheilanthifolia)
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Genus:  Corydalis
This plant's tapering, finely dissected leaves make it look like a fern relative. The bronzy tints of the emerging foliage add to this plant's beauty. It bears buttery yellow blossoms from spring to summer.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  This is a choice selection for a dappled mixed border or open woodland. Self-seeds.
Care:  Prefers full sun or partial shade in fertile, well-drained soil.
Propagation:  Sow seed when fresh; germination may be erratic. Divide in fall.
Problems:  Downy mildew, rust, aphids, slugs, snails; spider mites indoors.

Overview

Height
6 in. to 12 in.
Spread
6 in. to 12 in.
Growth Habit
Runs
Growth Pace
Moderate Grower
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Self Seeds,
Showy Flowers,
Showy Foliage
Bloom Time
Early Spring,
Early Summer,
Late Spring,
Spring,
Summer
Flower Color
Primrose Yellow
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Ground Covers,
Naturalizing
Style
Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Type
Perennials

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