The closest relatives of this striking genus are the bleeding hearts. The Greek name, meaning “crested lark,” alludes to the elegant bird-like appearance of the flowers, which grow in racemes among ferny foliage.
We have Hillier Nursery, a venerated UK mainstay, to thank for this valiant, repeat blooming Corydalis. Selected from a group of flexuosa seedlings, it hosts dazzling, large tubular flowers saturated with vibrant frosty-blue shades atop distinctive, fine-hewn, blue-green foliage that dons bronze tones. ‘Porcelain Blue’ provides additional enticements: the somewhat loosely arranged, easy-care clump doesn’t undergo a summer dormancy, plus its show-stopping sweetly scented racemes appear in spring and again in late summer, enchanting bees, hummingbirds and plant connoisseurs alike.
Blooms April–June & September
Size: 12" high x 18" wide.
Hardy to zone 5.
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