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Corydalis flexuosa 'China Blue' (Blue corydalis 'China Blue')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.25m
Max height
0.25m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Corydalis flexuosa 'China Blue'

Other names

Blue corydalis 'China Blue'

Genus

Corydalis Corydalis

Variety or Cultivar

'China Blue' _ 'China Blue' is a mound-forming, late summer-dormant perennial with shiny, divided bronze-tinted leaves and light blue tube-shaped flowers in late spring and early summer.


Corydalis flexuosa 'China Blue' is: Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Cushion or Mound Forming

Flower

Pale-blue in Spring; Pale-blue in Summer

Foliage

Bronze-green in Spring; Bronze-green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs , Snails Slugs , Snails

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Pruning

Divide every three or four years to maintain vigour.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


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Where to grow

Corydalis flexuosa 'China Blue' (Blue corydalis 'China Blue') will reach a height of 0.25m and a spread of 0.25m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Rock, Underplanting, Wildflower

Cultivation

Plant in moderately fertile, humus-rich soil.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Corydalis flexuosa 'China Blue'

Other names

Blue corydalis 'China Blue'

Genus

Corydalis Corydalis

Variety or Cultivar

'China Blue' _ 'China Blue' is a mound-forming, late summer-dormant perennial with shiny, divided bronze-tinted leaves and light blue tube-shaped flowers in late spring and early summer.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Cushion or Mound Forming


Colour

Flower

Pale-blue in Spring; Pale-blue in Summer

Foliage

Bronze-green in Spring; Bronze-green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs , Snails

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Pruning

Divide every three or four years to maintain vigour.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Corydalis flexuosa 'China Blue' (Blue corydalis 'China Blue') will reach a height of 0.25m and a spread of 0.25m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Rock, Underplanting, Wildflower

Cultivation

Plant in moderately fertile, humus-rich soil.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4

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