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Oxalis europaea

Upright yellow oxalis

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to October
  • Height0.3m to 0.4m
  • Growth HabitBranched clump
  • Flower ColourPale yellow

Description

Oxalis europaea (Upright yellow oxalis). A branched annual or perennial clump from North America and naturalized in Britain. Bears pale yellow flowers in cymes.

Characteristics

Annual or Perennial, Herbaceous

Origin

N. America. 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
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°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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