A picture of a Pale Corydalis

Pale Corydalis

Corydalis ochroleuca

Corydalis ochroleuca0 by [1] (CC-BY-SA-3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H6

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

1m

50cm

Min

50cm

1 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Pale Corydalis

Some white Corydalis ochroleuca flowers on a plant
Some white Corydalis ochroleuca flowers on a plant
Some white Corydalis ochroleuca flowers on a plant

Pale Corydalis Overview

Corydalis ochroleuca is a short-lived, herbaceous perennial species with a mound-forming habit. It produces clusters of pendant, creamy-white to pale yellow, tubular flowers with 4 petals and soft green-blue foliage. Leaves are pinnately divided into a delicate, lace-like arrangement and they are smooth in texture. It has been naturalised across Western Europe and this species originates from rocky woodland environments in Southern and Eastern Europe. This plant self-sows readily, this species is well placed in a mixed border or in a woodland garden setting. It grows best in fertile soil and may cope with full sunshine or partially shaded conditions.

Common problems with Pale Corydalis

How to propagate Pale Corydalis

Division

Divide offsets in spring.

Seed

Readily self-seeds, sow when fresh.

Special features of Pale Corydalis

Attractive flowers

Other uses of Pale Corydalis

Grown for the tubular, spurred, 2-lipped flowers or their fern like leaves.