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Corydalis elata


Blue Corydalis

USDA Zone: 5-9

Plant number: 1.167.400


Several selections of Blue Corydalis are now available. This species, originating from southwest Sichuan Province in China, is considered by many to be the best of the true blue Corydalis. The plant forms a clump of elegant, lacy yellow-green leaves, bearing upright stems with dangling tubular flowers of bright, true blue. Flowers emit a gardenia-like fragrance, especially on warm days. Performs well in both cool and hot summer climates, flowering from spring into summer. Choose a site with dappled sunlight and rich, woodland soil that remains evenly moist. Dislikes summer drought. Divide carefully in early spring. Spreads slowly to form a patch. Evergreen.

Further details for
Corydalis elata

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Sandy or
  Clay
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Average or
  Moist
Care Level
  Moderate
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
  Deep Blue
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Mid Spring
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Chartreuse
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Border
  Containers
  Cut Flower
  Edging
  Rabbit Resistant
  Evergreen
  Fragrant
  Massed
  Specimen
  Woodland
Flower Head Size
  Medium
Height
   30-40 cm
   12-16 inches
Spread
   30-45 cm
   12-18 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Slow
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.












Corydalis elata


Blue Corydalis

USDA Zone: 5-9

Plant number: 1.167.400


Several selections of Blue Corydalis are now available. This species, originating from southwest Sichuan Province in China, is considered by many to be the best of the true blue Corydalis. The plant forms a clump of elegant, lacy yellow-green leaves, bearing upright stems with dangling tubular flowers of bright, true blue. Flowers emit a gardenia-like fragrance, especially on warm days. Performs well in both cool and hot summer climates, flowering from spring into summer. Choose a site with dappled sunlight and rich, woodland soil that remains evenly moist. Dislikes summer drought. Divide carefully in early spring. Spreads slowly to form a patch. Evergreen.

Further details for
Corydalis elata

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Sandy or
  Clay
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Average or
  Moist
Care Level
  Moderate
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
  Deep Blue
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Mid Spring
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Chartreuse
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Border
  Containers
  Cut Flower
  Edging
  Rabbit Resistant
  Evergreen
  Fragrant
  Massed
  Specimen
  Woodland
Flower Head Size
  Medium
Height
   30-40 cm
   12-16 inches
Spread
   30-45 cm
   12-18 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Slow
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.