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Corydalis cheilanthifolia

Corydalis cheilanthifolia

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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 CharacteristicsThis is a choice selection for a dappled mixed border or open woodland. Self-seeds.

CarePrefers full sun or partial shade in fertile, well-drained soil.

PropagationSow seed when fresh; germination may be erratic. Divide in fall.

ProblemsDowny mildew, rust, aphids, slugs, snails; spider mites indoors.

  • Genus : Corydalis
  • Zones : 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
  • Plant Height : 6 to 12 inches
  • Plant Width : 6 to 12 inches
  • Bloom Time : Early Spring, Early Summer, Late Spring, Spring, Summer
  • Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Uses : Ground Covers
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Growth Rate : Moderate
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Characteristics : Self Seeds, Showy Foliage
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest
  • Flower Color : Yellow
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