Corydalis elata is taller, later blooming, fragrant, and does not go dormant in summer.
A species often compared with the more well-known Corydalis flexuosa and its cultivars but with some marked differences once the similarly exquisite true blue flowers are considered. C. elata is taller, later blooming and does not go dormant in summer. It also has a fragrance similar to gardenia mixed with coconut.
Common Name: Corydalis
Family: Papaveraceae (The Poppy Family)
Zone Hardiness: 5-9
Light: Full Shade, Part Shade
Primary Bloom Colour: Blue
Secondary Bloom Colour:
Bloom Time: Late Spring
Soil Moisture: Average, Moist
Deer Resistant: Unknown
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: Understories of subalpine conifer forests, shrubs, slope grasslands or slope sides; 2900-4000 metres.
Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan
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