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Oxalis ‘Ione Hecker’

Sorrel

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Features

  • BloomsJune
  • Height0.1m
  • Spread0.1m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourBlue purple
  • Leaf ColourGrey green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Oxalis ‘Ione Hecker’ (Sorrel). This is a summer flowering plant that will bear funnel-shaped, lilac blue flowers that are marked with darker veins. It will produce tiny mounds of grey foliage about 5cm high and about 5 to 8cm across.

Characteristics

Perennial, Herbaceous

Origin

S.Africa & S.America

Interest and use

Grown for their colourful flowers (which in bud are rolled like an umbrella), and their often attractive leaves.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH6.0 to 8.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

They are fully hardy to frost tender, min 5C, and will need full sun or semi-shade with well drained soil.

Propagation

You can propagate by division of the bulbs in autumn or early spring, or from seed in autumn.

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