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Plant Profile: Corydalis Lutea

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Corydalis lutea, growing in a foundation crack in profusion.

Yellow Corydalis, (or Corydalis Lutea) an early spring blooming perennial that naturalizes in the hardest places is a must have in my garden. It sports a yellow froth of flowers for literally weeks in early summer. It will self-sow in the craziest places, seeming to have a mind of its own. One place it grows near me is in the crack between a house foundation and driveway. The leaf litter that collects in the crack creates a rich, but tiny flowerbed where it thrives. It happily blooms its head off in that spot for what seems like half the summer. It’s best in a semi-shaded location, and enjoys getting some sun at some point during the day.

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