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Corydalis lutea
Corydalis lutea
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Corydalis lutea

Golden Corydalis

USDA Zone: 3-9

Plant number: 1.167.500

Also known as Yellow Fumitory. This charming little plant is similar in effect to the Fernleaf Bleeding Heart. Ideal for planting on a rock wall or slope, where the pretty yellow locket-shaped flowers will appear for months! The fresh green leaves form a low ferny mound. Practically thrives on neglect, in a partly shaded cool site this will happily self-seed all over the place, filling in odd corners here and there. Wonderful when underplanted with spring-blooming blue Grape Hyacinths. Seedlings that appear may be easily moved while small.

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Corydalis lutea

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade or
  Full Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
  Mid Spring
  Late Spring
  Early Fall
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Attracts Butterflies
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Rabbit Resistant
   20-40 cm
   8-16 inches
   25-30 cm
   10-12 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.