Columbine with yellow fumitory
botanical names: Aquilegia "Winky rose" and Corydalis Lutea
Corydalis lutea (zone 5-8)
This species of Corydalis is a woodland perennial that my neighbor gave me years back which typically forms a mound of ferny, medium green foliage to 15" tall and 18" wide and produces bright yellow, short-spurred flowers (3/4" long) over a long May to September bloom period. It resemble the leaves of bleeding heart (Dicentra) to which it is related. If you provide the right growing conditions (part shade to shade and good drainage of a rich moist soil) this plant will grow for you like a weed.
Aquilegia "Winky rose" (zone 3-8)Plant this Columbine with its series cousins, and you'll have a spring-time display that will be the envy of the neighborhood! Its rosy blooms are nothing short of stunning, drawing in hummingbirds and butterflies but proving unpalatable to rabbits and deer. Zones 3-10.
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