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Oxalis tetraphylla ‘Iron Cross’

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I have loads of this oxalis and will dig up a clump if someone would like some.

Oxalis tetraphylla ‘Iron Cross’ | Wantage, Oxfordshire, OX12
Plant Size
10cm × 10cm

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Plant Finder: about Oxalis tetraphylla ‘Iron Cross’

Common names

Lucky clover, Good luck leaf, Good luck plant


Oxalis tetraphylla ‘Iron Cross’ (Lucky clover). This is a tuft-forming bulbous perennial. The crowded leaves are usually divided into 4 leaflets that are roughly triangular. It will produces loose sprays of funnel-shaped, deep pink flowers with a yellow throat in the spring and summer.


They will need a position in sun or partial-shade with mulched, well-drained soil. You can propagate by division of the bulbs or from seed in autumn.

Interest and use

Ground cover, walls, rock garden

Italics = data drawn from parent genus or species

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Oxalis tetraphylla ‘Iron Cross’ | Wantage, Oxfordshire, OX12 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Light, Medium, Sandy
  • Soil pH6.0 to 8.0
  • WaterMoist

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Wantage, Oxfordshire, OX12
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