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Oxalis oregana

Sorrel

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Features

  • BloomsApril to September
  • Height0.1m to 0.2m
  • Growth HabitLow spreading
  • Flower ColourPinkish purple, white
  • Leaf ColourMedium green

Description

Oxalis oregana (Sorrel). A creeping, perennial shrub from West, North America. Bears heart-shaped, medium green leaves and pinkish purple or white, cup-shaped flowers in mid spring.

Characteristics

Perennial, Shrub

Origin

West North 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

  • 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.

Propagation

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

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