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Corydalis elata (Fumewort)

Fumewort, Fumitory, Blue Corydalis


Noted for its true blue flowers and gardenia fragrance, Corydalis elata (Fumewort) is an evergreen perennial of upright habit forming an attractive mound of lacy, bright yellow-green leaves. From late spring to midsummer, wonderfully fragrant, cobalt blue, dangling flowers are born on erect stems. They contrast beautifully with the foliage. Easy to grow, Corydalis elata does not go summer dormant and is regarded as the best of the true blue Corydalis. Perfect as a ground cover in woodland and naturalized areas.

  • Grows in clumps, 12-18 in. tall and wide (30-45 cm). Self sows freely.
  • Best in part shade, in moderately fertile, moist, well-drained soils. Dislikes summer drought.
  • Virtually disease and pest free.
  • A great perennial plant for beds and borders, cottage gardens, rock gardens or woodlands
  • Native to China

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Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 8
Climate Zones 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Corydalis - Fumeworts
Exposure Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid)
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 18" (45cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Rabbit
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Edging, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage

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* The above pictures are courtesy of Terra Nova® Nurseries, Inc.(www.terranovanurseries.com)

While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 8
Climate Zones 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Corydalis - Fumeworts
Exposure Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid)
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 18" (45cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Rabbit
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Edging, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage

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