Corydalis 'Porcelain Blue'

Corydalis 'Porcelain Blue'

Ethereal beauty.

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The cloud of delicate, blue blooms over fine, airy foliage is a sight to behold. The dreamy spring show can then repeat in autumn with spot flowering in winter and summer. The blue is the colour of the Mediterranean sea off the coast of Santorini.

Corydalis ‘Porcelain Blue’ is sensational in rock gardens or shaded borders and is a knockout in pots.

The finely divided leaves are a standout year round. They will grow to form a soft mound of grey-green foliage that looks continuously elegant. In autumn, it gets even better when it takes on a bronze blush.

Corydalis ‘Porcelain Blue’ grows best in humus rich, moist, well drained soil. Grow in a morning sun, afternoon shaded position. Water in and keep fairly moist, they don’t like to dry out during active growth but will rot if left to sit in water. The flowers are a magnet for bees and other beneficial garden insects.

Most of these Corydalis species are summer dormant, but this variety remains evergreen, it does slow down a bit over summer but, if you make the effort to keep the water up to them, the blooms will be there for you. Keep an eye out for slugs and snails who find the leaves just as appealing as gardeners.

Suitable for growing in pots, but you will need to ensure you water well, as potting mix is perfectly drained and don’t forget to add some fertiliser in spring.


Supplied as: Pots
Size: 10 cm

Code

CDFPB

Botantical name

Corydalis flexuosa

Height

20-30cm

Width

20-30cm

Flowers

Year round

Climate

Cool to Temperate

Availability

Australia wide

Frost hardiness

Fully Hardy

Aspect

Filtered Light

Supplied as

Pots

Size

10 cm

Water needs

2