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Corydalis elata

Corydalis elata

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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.

CarePrefers partial shade in moist, well-drained soil. 

PropagationSelf sows freely. Sow seed when fresh; germination may be erratic. Divide in fall.

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

  • Genus : Corydalis
  • Plant Height : 1 to 3 feet
  • Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
  • Zones : 5, 6, 7, 8
  • Bloom Time : Early Summer, Late Spring, Spring, Summer
  • Characteristics : Fragrant Flowers, Self Seeds, Showy Foliage
  • Uses : Ground Covers, Shade
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Growth Rate : Moderate
  • Light : Partial Shade
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest
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