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Corydalis lutea Update

Corydalis Lutea with Sensible Gardening and Living

This plant continues to amaze me. After a nice warm week the last 10 days or so have been cold and rather miserable. My Corydalis seems not to care and has continued growing at a rapid rate just the same. From nothing to so much in just a few short weeks! How can you not love this plant?!  My spring garden simply would not be the same without it:)

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Corydalis Lutea / Sensible Gardening and Living
Corydalis Lutea / Sensible Gardening and Living
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About Lynne Cherot

It's been a life time of gardening and many years of working in the nursery trade, but now I enjoy exploring and creating in my own gardens and farm fields . I'm passionate about gardening and work alongside my husband who takes care of our apiary. Bees & flowers make a great team! Hopefully by sharing my garden knowledge, your gardening will be easier and more enjoyable.
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4 thoughts on “Corydalis lutea Update

  1. No, it’s not a flower our honey bees like. Never see them in it. I think the tubular flowers are too deep for them.

  2. Hi, Lynne–you’re just the person to answer this question, which involves both corydalis lutea and bees. I’ve got a lot of lutea in my garden–the one plant I installed some years ago has reseeded prolifically, and I love it. However, I do my best to make my garden hospitable to bees (both honey and wild; I have two honey bee hives and several bee boxes for the wild ones), but I never see a bee of any kind on the lutea. What’s your experience along these lines? Online I once read a comment from one of Darwin’s notebooks in which he wondered whether the bumble bee (I think) evolved its long tongue in order to be able to access the tubular flowers of lutea, so English bees apparently use it.

    Thanks!

  3. Funny how we can miss out on on some of the more common plants. Corydalis Lutea is ideally situated to the UK climate. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

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