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Corydalis cheilanthifolia


Corydalis cheilanthifolia has amazing fern-like foliage emerging bronzy-orange topped with yellow flowers in late spring.

Corydalis cheilanthifolia is a unique and unusual species with light green to bluish green, finely-dissected, fern-like foliage that emerges flushed with bronzy orange, a colour that can also be maintained with some summer sun. The foliage can also remain evergreen in mild winter climates. Butter yellow dragon-like flowers appear on spikes above the foliage from spring into summer. Choice and rare.

Common Name: Fern-Leaved Corydalis

Family: Papaveraceae (The Poppy Family)

Zone Hardiness: 4-9

Light: Full Shade, Part Shade, Part Sun

Height: 8-12"

Width: 12-24"

Primary Bloom Colour: Yellow

Secondary Bloom Colour:

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Late Spring

Soil Moisture: Average, Moist

Stem Colour: Green

Fragrance: Yes

Berries: No


Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Shaded slopes and stony areas from 800-1700 m in western and central China.


Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan

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