Corydalis flexuosa 'Blue Panda'

Corydalis flexuosa 'Blue Panda'

Photo/Illustration: 
C. Colston Burrell
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(Corydalis flexuosa 'Blue Panda')
Genus:  Corydalis
The first of the coveted blue corydalises to be introduced, it produces fragrant clusters of long-spurred, azure flowers on a compact plant. 
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Compact and free-flowering. It blooms in the spring, goes dormant with the onset of summer's heat, and then returns in autumn to bloom once again. 
Care:  It prefers partial shade and moderately 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
Clumps
Growth Pace
Moderate Grower
Light
Part Shade Only
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Fragrant Flowers,
Showy Flowers,
Showy Foliage
Bloom Time
Early Summer,
Late Spring,
Spring,
Summer
Flower Color
Blue Flower
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Ground Covers,
Specimen Plant/Focal Point
Style
Cottage Garden,
Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Type
Perennials

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