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Corydalis flexuosa 'Pere David'

Corydalis flexuosa 'Pere David' (Blue Fumitory)
 

Common Name

Blue Fumitory
 

Soil

Any moist well drained soil
 

Aspect

Sun or shade
 

Height

12-18inches
 

Action and Timing

Pastel blue tubular flowers in spring and summer. A startling blue flower, often with a white throat. The shape is hard to describe so I wont.
 

Nursery Notes

Easily reproduced by division at almost anytime of the year....if you fail to succeed with corydalis you should take up knitting or basket weaving.
 

Opinion

A delightful and interesting plant from the Sichwan province of China, named after the famous plant loving monk and introduced over here about a hundred years ago. Excellent thing but it is what I often refer to as a 'watery' plant, inasmuch as it seems brittle at times, much like Dicentra can be. Worth having though.
 

This plant was added to the database on 22nd January, 2010.

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