Formerly Corydalis sempervirens; a biennial or short lived species with beautiful steely blue foliage. Flowers have pink and yellow lips, and bloom throughout the summer. It has a delicate look but it can grow in very inhospitable places; a useful plant for those difficult spots where nothing seems to thrive.
Like any other Corydalis, sorry – Capnoides, it blends easily with all the other plants in the garden, and it will seed around after becoming established, therefore, providing a perennial display.
Germination: easy, but if sown fresh, or with moist stored seeds. The first seeds collected in the summer may germinate by fall, and even produce flowers, so the ones collected in June-July won’t be kept/shipped moist.