Corydalis 'Silver Spectre'Corydalis 'Silver Spectre'

Corydalis ‘Silver Spectre’


This plant is no longer for sale directly from TERRA NOVA® Nurseries. However, it may still be available through one of our licensees. Please contact our sales department for more information at 800-215-9450.

A wonderful introduction by Dan Hinkley with an amazing silver patch on each blue green leaflet. It has fragrant, purple-lipped lavender flowers in the spring. Expect it to go summer dormant.

USDA Hardiness Zone(s): 5-8
Size (HT/W/FL HT): 10″ / 12″ / 12″
Exposure: Part Shade, Full Shade
Bloom Time(s): April, May, June

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Common Name Corydalis
Family Papaveraceae
Genus Corydalis
species leucanthema
Plant Type Perennial
Persistence Deciduous
US Patent # --
EU Grant # --
Hardiness Zone 5, 6, 7, 8
Growth Habit Clumping
Size (HT/W/FL HT) 10" / 12" / 12"
Finish Time Medium (6-8 Weeks)
Bloom Time April, May, June
Growth Rate Fast
Most Active Growing Season Spring, Fall
Flowering Season Spring
Flower Color Purple
Leaf Color Green
Soil Average, well-drained.
pH 5.6 - 6.8
Exposure Part Shade, Full Shade
Special Uses Fragrant
Nutritional Needs 50 - 75 ppm, strong fertilizers can burn.
Dormancy Winter
Water (Greenhouse) Dry moderately between waterings.
Water (Garden) Keep evenly moist, not wet.
How Different? --
Landscape Value Use as an understory plant in the woodland, the shade garden, or in a container.
Finish Time to 4" 6 - 8 weeks
Comments This plant goes dormant if it dries out. Grows extremely well in the Southeast, according to Tony Avent of Plant Delights Nursery. Their 5 year old plant has formed a clump 5 feet wide.
Grower Notes USE NO CHEMICALS ON CORYDALIS without prior experience. The silver mottling does not show much in plug stage.
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