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Corydalis wilsonii (Wilson's corydalis)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.2m
Max height
0.2m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Corydalis wilsonii

Other names

Wilson's corydalis

Genus

Corydalis Corydalis

Species

C. wilsonii - C. wilsonii is a compact, tap-rooted, evergreen perennial forming a wide rosette of pinnate, blue-green leaves divided into broadly oblong or elliptic leaflets and loose, upright racemes of short-spurred, tubular, green-tipped, bright yellow flowers in spring.


Corydalis wilsonii is: Evergreen

Habit

Rosette, Compact

Flower

Bright-yellow in Spring

Foliage

Bright-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs , Snails Slugs , Snails

General care

Pruning

Cut back in summer if foliage is untidy.

Propagation methods

Seed


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Where to grow

Corydalis wilsonii (Wilson's corydalis) will reach a height of 0.2m and a spread of 0.2m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Rock, Greenhouse, Cottage/Informal, Containers, Beds and borders

Cultivation

Best grown in an alpine house or bulb frame in equal parts loam, grit, and leaf mould. Will not tolerate excessive winter wet. Will self-seed in ideal soil conditions. Outdoors, grow in poor, well-drained soil in partial shade.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained, Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

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 wilsonii

Other names

Wilson's corydalis

Genus

Corydalis Corydalis

Species

C. wilsonii - C. wilsonii is a compact, tap-rooted, evergreen perennial forming a wide rosette of pinnate, blue-green leaves divided into broadly oblong or elliptic leaflets and loose, upright racemes of short-spurred, tubular, green-tipped, bright yellow flowers in spring.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Rosette, Compact


Colour

Flower

Bright-yellow in Spring

Foliage

Bright-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs , Snails

General care

Pruning

Cut back in summer if foliage is untidy.

Propagation methods

Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Corydalis wilsonii (Wilson's corydalis) will reach a height of 0.2m and a spread of 0.2m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Rock, Greenhouse, Cottage/Informal, Containers, Beds and borders

Cultivation

Best grown in an alpine house or bulb frame in equal parts loam, grit, and leaf mould. Will not tolerate excessive winter wet. Will self-seed in ideal soil conditions. Outdoors, grow in poor, well-drained soil in partial shade.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained, Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

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 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6

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