Corydalis cheilanthifolia Hemsl.
Corydalis cheilanthifolia is a perennial.
Corydalis cheilanthifolia was described by William Botting Hemsley. The name is considered as validly published.
Corydalis cheilanthifolia is a species in the genus Corydalis which contains approximately 640 to 698 species and belongs to the family of the Fumariaceae (Fumitory Family). The type species of the genus is Corydalis bulbosa.
The perennials have a clumpforming habit and reach heights of 20 to 30 centimetres.
Corydalis cheilanthifolia is semi-deciduous. The dark-green, tripinnate leaves are alternate. The linear leaflets are petiolate.
Flowers and Fruits
Corydalis cheilanthifolia produces racemes of yellow tubular flowers in May.
Corydalis cheilanthifolia is native to West China.
The perennials prefer a sunny to half-shady situation on moderately moist soil. The substrate should be sandy-loamy or gritty-loamy soil with a pH between 6,5 and 7,5. They tolerate temperatures down to -23Â°C (USDA zone 6).
Classification after Prof. Dr. Sieber
- woodland borders (soil usually rich in humus)
The recommended planting distance is 40 centimetres, the perennials are best planted in groups of 3 to 10. Suited for rockeries, as well as suited as bee pasture.
Maintenance and Propagation
The plants need little to no maintenance if grown under suitable conditions.
Pests and Diseases
- Walter Erhardt, Erich GÃ¶tz, Nils BÃ¶deker, Siegmund Seybold: Der groÃe Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
- Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.