Yellow corydalis

Corydalis lutea

Photo/Illustration: 
Michelle Gervais
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Yellow corydalis (Corydalis lutea)
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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.

Overview

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
Type
Perennials

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