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Oxalis stricta

Yellow wood sorrel

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Features

  • BloomsJune
  • Height0.2m to 0.3m
  • Growth HabitBranched clump
  • Flower ColourPale yellow

Description

Oxalis stricta (Yellow wood sorrel). A branched, annual clump from Eastern North America. Bears pale yellow flowering cymes in summer.

Characteristics

Annual, Herbaceous

Origin

Eastern N. 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
  • 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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