Corydalis elata - dark blue form grown in Europe

Corydalis elata - dark blue form     copyright  Gary Dunlop

Photo by Gary Dunlop

One of the recent introductions from China is
Corydalis elata. Said to be similar to C. flexuosa,
another popular Chinese corydalis, C. elata is
a much taller, upright growing species with equally
lovely clear blue flowers appearing in July on 24"
(60 cm) stems. The flowers are richly perfumed
like gardenia and coconut, lasting a very long
time, and excellent as a cut flower. Apparently
there are medium blue to deep blue forms in
cultivation. Pictured is a striking deep blue
form frequently grown in Europe.


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Corydalis elata - dark blue form     copyright  Gary Dunlop

Photo by Gary Dunlop

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