[Capnoides sempervirens] Pale Corydalis or Rock Harlequin (ko-RI-dal-is)
A North American native, biennial or annual growing from 8 to 30 inches tall (This selection comes in around 2 feet). Flowers bright pink and yellow-tipped, with a single spur. Leaves blue green, multi lobed. An interesting plant that will self seed around and form little packets of attractive spring foliage and dangling pink flowers in late spring. Plants grow in the wild after a fire. Flowers numerous, produced in panicled cymose clusters at the ends of the branches. The flowers are 5/8 of an inch long, pink with a yellow tip, and rounded spurs.
Native to open wood lands from Alaska to Newfoundland, Pacific northwest, northern Rockies and east to the Atlantic Coast down to Georgia. Sow at 70ºF, germination is in one to three weeks. Cover with glass or plastic. If seeds have not germinated well after four weeks-move to the refrigerator for three weeks then back F 70. Sow in suite for flowers in five or six weeks.