Named “sweet” because of its wonderful honey fragrance. We grow it on a trellis in our double borders where, although cut back to 60cm during winter, it covers an area about 2 metres in height and 4-5 metres in width.
I was one of the first Australians to see a blue Corydalis when I visited the Edinburg Botanica gardens 40 years ago. Corydalis reflexa ws so rare that the gardens had it under lock and key in a no go area in the gardens.
The exquisite flowers, carried above bronze foliage like a shoal of aqua-blue sea horses, are in bloom throughout spring with a second flush during late summer and autumn. Happy in any moist well drained spot in light to medium shade it also makes a god pot plant.
Plants which thrive in dry shade are few and far between. Cotyledon ‘Silver Shadow’ with its intensely silver white succulent leaves lightens an otherwise gloomy corner between and under two cypresses in the dry garden. 50cm x 60cm.