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Oxalis articulata

Pink articulata

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  • Oxalis articulata | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • Oxalis articulata | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020

Features

  • BloomsJune to October
  • Height0.15m to 0.2m
  • Spread0.07m to 0.1m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourRed-pink

Description

Oxalis articulata (Pink articulata). This species produces fleshy, caterpillar-like rhizomes, The 3- lobed, hairy edged leaves are produced on long stalks. The rose-pink flowers are borne above the foliage in dense, showy sprays in the summer and autumn.

Characteristics

Perennial, Herbaceous

Origin

Southern S. America - Paraguay

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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  • Oxalis articulata | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020

Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Light, Medium
  • Soil pH6.0 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They will need a position in sun or partial-shade with mulched, 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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