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Oxalis enneaphylla

Scurvey grass

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Features

  • BloomsMay to July
  • Height0.05m to 0.07m
  • Spread0.07m to 0.1m
  • Growth HabitBranched clump
  • Flower ColourDeep pink-red
  • Leaf ColourBlue-grey
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Oxalis enneaphylla (Scurvey grass). This is a clump-forming perennial it produces tufts of fleshy hairy, blue-grey leaves with up to 20 folded leaflets. The flowers are fragrant and large with white to deep pinky-red flowers from late spring into early summer.

Characteristics

Perennial, Fragrant

Origin

Southern S. America

Interest and use

Rock garden

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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

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

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