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Corydalis flexuosa 'Pere David'

Corydalis flexuosa 'Pere David' (Blue Fumitory)

Common Name

Blue Fumitory


Any moist well drained soil


Sun or shade



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.


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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