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Corydalis paczoskii

Paczoski Corydalis

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Description

Pinkish-lilac spurred flowers with dark purple lips are one of the harbingers of spring at the Chicago Botanic Garden. Delicate dark to blue-green foliage resembling that of a maiden hair fern appears with the flowers to 5 inches in height and width. This early spring ephemeral is great for planting under deciduous shade trees because it goes dormant as soon as the temperatures begin to warm in early summer.

This species is endemic (occurs no place else) to the Crimean peninsula, where it grows in deciduous woodlands and between shrubs on high elevation plateaus.

Soil
Moist
Plant Shape
Mounded
Exposure
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Bloom Time
March - April, May - June
Bloom Color
Pink, Lavender, Purple
Landscape Use
Bedding or Border, Specimen Plant, Groundcover, Understory
Wildlife Interest
Attracts Birds, Attracts Butterflies
Plant Type
Bulb
Hardiness Zone
5 - 8