Corydalis elata

Common Name:

Plant Type:
Deciduous perennial
Papaveraceae (The Poppy Family)
Geographic Origin:
China and Taiwan
California Native?:
Plant Size:
To 8 inches
Landscape/Garden Uses:
shade gardens
Flowering Season:
Spring and summer
Flower Color:
Light blue
Light shade
Light acid soil
Suggested Irrigation:
Moderate watering
Estimated Hardiness:
Hardy to 0 degrees F. or less
Electric light blue flowers are held over lacy, delicate leaves in summer on this perennial from western China. Best in part shade at least, with fertile, well drained soil and moderate watering.