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Oxalis pes-caprae

Bermuda buttercup

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to July
  • Height0.2m to 0.45m
  • Spread0.2m to 0.3m
  • Growth HabitIrregular tuft
  • Flower ColourBright yellow
  • Leaf ColourBright green

Description

Oxalis pes-caprae (Bermuda buttercup). This is a bulbous stemless perennial it grows about 45cm tall with tufts of crowded, upright or spreading, succulent bright green leaves on long stalks. The flowers are bright yellow and appear in great profusion in the spring or early summer on tall stems.

Characteristics

Perennial, Succulent

Other common names

English weed

Origin

S. Africa. Occasionally 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

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFrost hardy (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.

Propagation

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

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