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Corydalis aurea (Scrambled eggs)

Corydalis aurea Photo/Illustration: C. Colston Burrell

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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Corydalis aurea kor-ID-ah-liss OR-ee-ah Common Name: Scrambled eggs Genus: Corydalis
In spring, this biennial produces small yellow flowers, which are carried tightly over finely divided, sea green leaves. It self-sows freely.
Noteworthy characteristics: This species is native to North America and a number of states list it as threatened or endangered.
Care: Prefers moist but well-drained soil in partial shade.
Propagation: Sow seed when fresh for flowering the following year; germination may be erratic.
Problems: Downy mildew, rust, aphids, slugs, snails.
Height 6 in. to 12 in.
Spread 6 in. to 12 in.
Growth Habit Clumps
Growth Pace Moderate Grower
Light Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture Medium Moisture
Maintenance Low
Characteristics Native; Self Seeds; Showy Flowers; Showy Foliage
Bloom Time Early Spring; Late Spring; Spring
Flower Color Yellow Flower
Uses Beds and Borders, Ground Covers, Naturalizing, Suitable as Annual
Style Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest Spring Interest
Type Annuals

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