Blue Corydalis (Corydalis elata)

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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Wet Mesic
Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 12-18 inches (30-45 cm)
Leaves: Semi-evergreen
Fruit: Other: Pod tapered at both ends; explodes when ripe, releasing a few large seeds
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Blue
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Spring
Summer
Underground structures: Bulb
Uses: Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Depth to plant seed: Do not cover with soil.
Can handle transplanting
Other info: Seed will die if it dries out. Keep moist or refrigerate.
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Pollinators: Bees
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

 2:56 pm. An enchanting blue violet colour, with a white highligh

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Location: Nora's Garden - Castlegar BCDate: 2016-06-19 2:56 pm. An enchanting blue violet colour, with a white highligh
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Location: Nora's Garden - Castlegar, B.C.Date: 2017-07-04 1:12 pm.  A lovely soft, sky blue.
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Date: 2011-01-18Photo courtesy Terra Nova Nurseries,Inc. wwwterranovanurseries.co
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Location: My garden, Ghent, BelgiumDate: 2013-05-29
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Location: My garden, Ghent, BelgiumDate: 2013-06-01
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Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.Date: 2006-08-25
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Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.Date: mid spring
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