Corydalis nobilis (L.) Pers.
Corydalis nobilis is a perennial.
Corydalis nobilis was already described and the name validly published by Carl Linnaeus. It was Christiaan Hendrik Persoon, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1806.
Corydalis nobilis 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 reach heights of 30 to 50 centimetres.
Corydalis nobilis is deciduous. The bluish green, bipinnate leaves are alternate. The elliptic leaflets are petiolate.
Flowers and Fruits
Corydalis nobilis produces racemes of yellow tubular flowers from April to June.
Corydalis nobilis is native to the Altai Mountains and Central Asia and is naturalized in Northern Europe.
The perennials prefer a sunny situation on dry to moderately moist soil. The substrate should be gritty-sandy soil. They tolerate temperatures down to -23Â°C (USDA zone 6).
Classification after Prof. Dr. Sieber
- woodland borders (soil usually rich in humus)
The ornamental value of Corydalis nobilis lies especially in its fragrance. The recommended planting distance is 20 centimetres. Suited for rockeries.
Maintenance and Propagation
Propagate by sowing.
Pests and Diseases
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