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Oxalis corniculata

Yellow oxalis

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Features

  • BloomsJune
  • Height0.08m to 0.1m
  • Spread0.2m to 0.3m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourPink white yellow

Description

Oxalis corniculata (Yellow oxalis). An annual, biennial or perennial thought to be from Southern Africa and south America. Original habitat is obscure, it is naturalized in Britain.

Characteristics

Annual, Perennial or Biennial, Herbaceous

Origin

Original habitat is obscure, it is naturalized in Britain

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

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Light, Medium
  • Soil pH6.0 to 8.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

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.

Propagation

Propagate by division of the bulbs or from seed in autumn.

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