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Corydalis ochroleuca

Corydalis ochroleuca Photo/Illustration: Bonnie Blanchette


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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Corydalis ochroleuca kor-ID-ah-liss oh-kro-LEW-kah Genus: Corydalis
From late spring and throughout the summer, creamy flowers cover a delicate mound of filigreed gray-green foliage.
Noteworthy characteristics: This is a short-lived perennial that self-sows enthusiastically. Suitable for a mixed border or an open woodland.
Care: Prefers fertile soil in full sun or partial shade.
Propagation: Sow seed when fresh; germination may be erratic. Divide in spring.
Problems: Downy mildew, rust, aphids, slugs, snails.
Height 6 in. to 12 in.
Spread 6 in. to 12 in.
Growth Habit Clumps
Growth Pace Fast Grower
Light Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture Medium Moisture
Maintenance Moderate
Characteristics Self Seeds; Showy Flowers; Showy Foliage
Bloom Time Late Spring; Spring; Summer
Flower Color White Flower; Yellow Flower
Uses Beds and Borders, Ground Covers, Naturalizing
Style Cottage Garden, Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest Spring Interest, Summer Interest, Fall Interest
Type Perennials

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