Oh, I so love this shade-loving perennial. I took this picture this morning and even in the depth of January, corydalis has one brave yellow blossom. In the summer it’s just covered with them. I don’t know why the deer have let it alone. They frequently go after a white-blossomed corydalis not three feet away from this one. I’ve heard th

at corydalis doesn’t do well in pots, and it’s true that late in autumn, this gets a bit

ratty. You have to cut it way back and then it comes on beautifully again. Its one of those freely self-sowing kind of perennials.

one little bloom even in January