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Oxalis tetraphylla

Lucky clover

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Features

  • BloomsJune to August
  • Height0.1m to 0.2m
  • Spread0.1m to 0.2m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourRed-purple, yellow
  • Leaf ColourGreen brown

Description

Oxalis tetraphylla (Lucky clover). This is a tuft-forming bulbous perennial. The crowded leaves are usually divided into 4 leaflets that are roughly triangular. It will produces loose sprays of funnel-shaped, deep pink flowers with a yellow throat in the spring and summer.

Characteristics

Perennial, Bulb, Herbaceous

Origin

Mexico

Interest and use

Ground cover, walls, rock garden

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Light, Medium, 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 in autumn or early spring, or from seed in autumn.

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