Corydalis

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ncole
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Joined: 2011-04-03

This particular plant was given to me so I can't go back and check on any order.  It would be interesting to see them side by side..maybe I will order another ochroleuca and compare.  Thanks again.

I live in Baltimore, Md. zone7 and have a woodland garden....for over 30 years...so I am old.
ncole
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Joined: 2011-04-03

http://www.floralimages.co.uk/page.php?taxon=pseudofumaria_alba,1&ad=2    could this be what I have or is it the same as ohroleucha

I live in Baltimore, Md. zone7 and have a woodland garden....for over 30 years...so I am old.
RickR
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Joined: 2009-09-21

Yes, Pseudofumaria alba and Corydalis ochroleuca are synonyms. 

Rick Rodich    zone 4a.    Annual precipitation ~24 inches near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

ncole
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Joined: 2011-04-03

thanks

I live in Baltimore, Md. zone7 and have a woodland garden....for over 30 years...so I am old.
Mark McD
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Joined: 2009-12-14

Corydalis elata is in bloom now, permeating the air for a number of meters, beguiling the senses with a rich coconut fragrance, and visually with bright blue flowers.  It blooms for many weeks, a late woordland bloomer, typically a July delight, but earlier this year with our super early spring.

Mark McDonough Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5 antennaria at aol.com  

Lori S.
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Joined: 2009-10-27

A coconut scent! Huh, that's amazing!   :o  I have never been able to get any of the blue corydalis to do well here, and I'm astounded to hear that they are scented as well as beautiful.

Lori Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3 -30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

ncole
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Joined: 2011-04-03

for me elata is the easiest blue...all the other just melt away.  I would think you should be able to have them Lori as they dislike the humid hot nights here.

I live in Baltimore, Md. zone7 and have a woodland garden....for over 30 years...so I am old.
cohan
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Joined: 2011-02-03

The elata is a real stunner, Mark!

I have some happly little seedlings of C ophiocarpa, which I think is a woodland species? (any siting tips?) A quick look on google images suggests its not among the showiest, but the flowers are nice close-up; I noticed some yellow versions as well as the whitish- don't know which I have, but hoping the latter, as I have plenty of C aurea native on the property and doing very well at spreading to every new planting I make...lol I don't mind as its easily removed where I don't want it, and that means when I have a spot ready for a big colony of it, it will be nearby!Interestingly, I sowed it (ophiocarpa) in spring this year, when it would have had several weeks of chilly weather, and a few more with cool nights- I was expecting no germination till next year, but it came up en masse weeks ago!

west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus  http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/

Tingley
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Joined: 2013-01-07

Absolutely love any of the really blue Corydalis! I've just planted a few seeds of the white Corydalis malkensis, and would really love to add some of the blues to the mix- Corydalis elata, flexuosa, fumariifolia, and particularly Corydalis turtschaninovii are all on my radar to eventually add to the woodland garden. If anyone knows of reliable seed sources, I'd be in your debt.

Southwest Nova Scotia, zone 6b or thereabouts

copperbeech
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Joined: 2013-03-15

Here is one of my "Wildside Blue" from last June 2012 (it was planted late fall of 2011).

I chose "Wildside" as it was advertised as the (only?) blue Corydalis that would not go dormant but alas it did (unlike my bullet proof "Lutea"). I will relocate it to a shadier spot this spring to see if that helps.

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