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Oxalis rosea

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Features

  • BloomsJune
  • Height0.1m to 0.15m
  • Growth HabitBranched clump
  • Flower ColourPink, white, red

Description

Oxalis rosea. This species is a upright stemmed annual that has a reddish base with a leafy branched stems. The flowers are pink veined and have a white throat, they are borne in cymes.

Characteristics

Annual or Biennial, Herbaceous

Origin

S.Africa & S.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

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilClay, Sandy
  • 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 or from seed in autumn.

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