Corydalis elata

Corydalis elata

Photo/Illustration: 
Robin B. Cushman
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(Corydalis elata)
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Genus:  Corydalis
This fragrant, blue-flowered species is more vigorous and heat tolerant than the blue cultivars. It blooms from late spring to early summer, and its foliage persists throughout the season with adequate moisture.
Care:  Prefers partial shade in moist, well-drained soil. 
Propagation:  Self sows freely. Sow seed when fresh; germination may be erratic. Divide in fall.
Problems:  Downy mildew, rust, aphids, slugs, snails; spider mites indoors.

Overview

Height
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Growth Pace
Moderate Grower
Light
Part Shade Only
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Fragrant Flowers,
Self Seeds,
Showy Flowers,
Showy Foliage
Bloom Time
Early Summer,
Late Spring,
Spring,
Summer
Flower Color
Island Paradise
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Cut Flower,
Ground Covers,
Naturalizing
Style
Shade,
Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Type
Perennials

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