Corydalis 'Canary Feathers'Corydalis 'Canary Feathers'

Corydalis ‘Canary Feathers’

Talk about flower-power! This, our showiest and most vigorous Corydalis introduced to date, is a blooming machine in foiled or unfoiled pots or in the garden. This hybrid is tolerant of partial sun and is a great highlight in shady spots where it combines well with our silver leaf Heuchera and Pulmonaria. This fantastic container plant blooms so long that early frosts can cut its life short, so some protection may be needed. Prefers moist, well-drained soils.

USDA Hardiness Zone(s): 6-9
Size (HT/W/FL HT): 9″ / 12″ / 12″
Exposure: Part Shade, Full Shade
Bloom Time(s): May, June, July, August, September

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Common Name

Hybrid corydalis






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Size (HT/W/FL HT)

9" / 12" / 12"

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Average, well-drained.


5.4 – 6.6



Special Uses

Nutritional Needs

50 ppm


Dormant in winter.

Water (Greenhouse)

Dry moderately between waterings.

Water (Garden)

Keep evenly moist, not wet.

How Different?

It has nice clusters of large, clear yellow flowers all summer over blue green leaves. It is shorter, showier, and more compact than C. lutea. It is not an obnoxious seeder like C. lutea.

Landscape Value

Use it in containers in part shade, as a forest understory, in woodland areas and under tall shrubs. This plant is a very long bloomer in the Pacific NW.

Finish Time to 4"

6 – 8 weeks


Grew well and over wintered for Linda Guy at Carolina Nursery near Charleston, SC. Over winters and grows well in Lake Heron area of Northern Ohio, zone 5. (Paul at Willoway Nursery) Recommend transplanting to a 4" pot from a 72 cell size, not a larger size container. Seedlings don't come true.

Grower Notes

USE NO CHEMICALS ON CORYDALIS without prior experience.

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