A picture of a Yellow Corydalis

Yellow Corydalis

Pseudofumaria lutea

Also known as

Rock Fumewort

Corydalis lutea ENBLA01 by Enrico Blasutto (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Light watering
Frost Hardy

6a

USDA zone

-23°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

50cm

10cm

Min

10cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Yellow Corydalis

Some yellow flower on a Corydalis lutea plant
A close up of some yellow Corydalis lutea flowers
Some Corydalis lutea growing outside with green leaves and yellow flowers
Some Corydalis lutea growing out of a stone wall

Yellow Corydalis Overview

Pseudofumaria lutea is a perennial species from the Papaveraceae family. Known well by an older Latin name, Corydalis lutea and commonly as Yellow Corydalis, this species has undergone reclassification and is now considered part of the genus Pseudofumaria. Native to Italy and Switzerland, this plant has been widely naturalised across Europe and it is commonly found growing out of walls. It produces divided leaves and flowers measuring around 2cm in length. The flowers are 4-petalled and coloured yellow, appearing from spring-autumn.

How to propagate Yellow Corydalis

Seed

Self seeds

Division

Division.

Special features of Yellow Corydalis

Attractive flowers

Other uses of Yellow Corydalis

Ornamental, rock garden, edging.