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Corydalis flexuosa 'Blue Panda'

Corydalis flexuosa 'Blue Panda' 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 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.
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, Fall Interest
Type Perennials

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