Corydalis calycosa
Corydalis calycosa
Corydalis

Corydalis calycosa

£15.00
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Features

notes
Corydalis calycosa is a less familiar perennial but deserves a place in every cottage garden border. Clump forming, the fern-like foliage is highly attractive, with refined, deeply cut leaves held bushily on stems. From May these stems bear tubular, spurred flowers in a wonderfully vibrant blue. Not only are they striking but they are also pleasantly scented.
Insights

Cordalis, curiously part of the poppy family, are widespread but the majority of the species are found in China and Tibet. The name is derived from the Greek word, Korydallos, meaning crested lark, inspired by the shape of the flowers. Also pleasing is the fact that it is a welcome pollinator for bees.

Details

The true blue flowers of this perennial appear in late May and will continue until late July.

Planting
  • Fertile, well drained soil
  • South, west facing
  • Full sun, partial shade
  • Pollinator friendly
Care

Remove spent flowers to avoid self seeding and encourage further blooms.

Scent

Fragrant flowers