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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 or Retail Sources.


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

SKU: CORSS Categories: ,
Common Name Corydalis
Family Papaveraceae
Genus Corydalis
species leucanthema
Plant Type Perennial
US Patent # --
EU Grant # --
Bloom Time April, May, June
Flower Color Purple
Foliage Color Green
Dormancy Winter
Exposure Part Shade, Full Shade
Growth Habit Clumping
Growth Rate Fast
Hardiness Zone 5, 6, 7, 8
How Different? --
Landscape Value Use as an understory plant in the woodland, the shade garden, or in a container.
Most Active Growing Season Spring, Fall
Persistence Deciduous
Size (HT/W/FL HT) 10" / 12" / 12"
Soil (Garden) Average, well-drained.
Water (Garden) Keep evenly moist, not wet.
Special Uses Fragrant
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.
Water (Greenhouse) Dry moderately between waterings.
EC 0.5 – 0.7
pH 5.4 – 6.6
Fertility Needs 50 – 75 ppm
Notes USE NO CHEMICALS ON CORYDALIS without prior experience. We recommend transplanting to a 4″ pot from a plug, not a larger size container.
Finish Time to 4″ 6 – 8 weeks
Finish Time to Gallon
Day Length for Flowering Long Day
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