Botanical Name: Corydalis ophiocarpa
Common Name: Ivory Serpent Pod
Category: Hardy Perennial
Seed Count: 30
Corydalis ophiocarpa – This vigorous, architectural, perennial plant is found in the Eastern Himalayas and has a dense filigree of fine fern like, greyish green foliage. Divided, thick stems carry masses of red tipped ivory – cream flowers from mid spring to mid summer. Enjoys humus rich but well drained moist soil in shade to part shade location. Great for in under large trees . Will gently self seed. 45cm x 45cm.
Corydalis seed can be sown at any time. Sow seed into good quality compost or seed raising mix. Cover with river sand or compost to seeds own depth. If sown directly into ground seed may not germinate until it dormancy is broken by a period of chilling. (Winter) Or moist seed tray can be placed at 15-20 for 3 weeks then placed in fridge at 4 degrees C in a plastic bag for 8 weeks then kept at on gentle heat of 15-20 degrees C. Seed may still take some months to germinate so do not discard.