Much more elegant than the Honda model of the same name, and far longer lived in the open garden, this vigorous and hardy species bears relatively tall many-flowered spires of palest pink blooms with long spurs and purple snouts. The glaucous leaves provide a natty foil. It blooms with most of the rest of the corydali – mid-April here. A cliff-dweller in the wild, it is a natural for walls and embankments (although flat and gritty is fine too). Modified continental/Mediterranean/Montane; E Balkans to NW Turkey. Zone 5.