Ferny Corydalis

fern-like foliage and an upright spike of buttery yellow flowers.


corydalis cheilanthifolia
  • evergreen perennial
  • rosette forming
  • fern-like leaves
  • racemes of spurred, deep yellow flowers
  • spring to early summer
  • self-seeds

H 0.3 cm
W 0.5 cm

Part shade to full sun

well drained soil


Notes: Purchased March 2020 -local WI grower. 2021: Disappeared over winter -v. disappointed & will try & purchase again for the future Japanesque Garden.

Info: A native of western and central China. The leaves are shaped like lipfern (Cheilanthes), for which the plant is named.