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Corydalis lutea (Yellow corydalis)

Corydalis lutea Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais

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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Corydalis lutea kor-ID-ah-liss LOO-tee-ah Common Name: Yellow corydalis Synonyms: Pseudofumaria lutea Genus: Corydalis
This species has bluntly spurred golden yellow flowers from late spring to early fall. Its pale green, glaucous leaves form compact, ferny mounds.
Noteworthy characteristics: This adaptable species is suitable for borders, rock, cottage and woodland gardens. It tolerates most well-drained soils in full sun to partial shade. 
Care: This woodland species does not tolerate high humidity and high temperatures during the summer months or wet soils during winter, but is otherwise adaptable as long as it is planted in full sun or part shade.
Propagation: Sow seed when fresh; germination may be erratic; divide in spring.
Problems: Downy mildew, rust, aphids, slugs, snails.
Height 1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread 6 in. to 12 in.
Growth Habit Clumps
Growth Pace Moderate Grower
Light Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture Dry to Medium
Maintenance Low
Characteristics Self Seeds; Showy Flowers; Showy Foliage
Bloom Time Early Fall; Early Summer; Fall; Late Spring; Late Summer; Spring; Summer
Flower Color Yellow Flower
Uses Beds and Borders, Ground Covers, Naturalizing
Style Cottage Garden, Rock Garden, Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest Spring Interest, Summer Interest, Fall Interest
Type Perennials

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