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Genus of about 400 species of fibrous- or fleshy-rooted annuals and biennials, and tuberous or rhizomatous perennials. Most are herbaceous, a few evergreen. They occur in a variety of habitats, with many from woodland or rocky, mountain sites mostly in northern temperate regions.

Some are sun loving, some prefer shade and some require a period of dry summer dormancy.

Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    Attractive, ferny foliage
  • Blue
  • Height
    25cm (10in)
  • Spread
    30cm (12in)
  • Herbaceous
    Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.
    Clumping habit. Flowers held above the foliage
  • Hardy - cold winter
    Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Partial shade
    In a dampish site will tolerate sun
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    This variety does not die down in summer. Can repeat-flower throughout summer and autumn
    Pests & Diseases
    Slugs, snails
    Place of origin
    China (western Sichuan)
  • Flower Shape
    Dense terminal and axillary racemes
    Slender-tubed to 2.5cm (1in) long
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Patio / pot plants
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Scented Plants
    Scented flowers
  • Seasonal Interest
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Humus-rich, cool soil
  • Wildlife
    Rabbit Resistant
Corydalis - Growing Guide
25cm (10in)
Herbaceous - guide for size not form Hand Trowel
  30cm (12in)

Buy Varieties of CORYDALIS

CORYDALIS flexuosa 'China Blue'

CORYDALIS flexuosa 'China Blue'

light blue flowers

Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only Gift-wrapping available
individually £13.00 each , 3+ £11.00 each 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant
CORYDALIS temulifolia 'Chocolate Stars'

CORYDALIS temulifolia 'Chocolate Stars'

lilac-pink flowers in spring. Pale green foliage in spring turning to rust-brown in winter

individually £13.00 each , 3+ £11.00 each 
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