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Oxalis versicolor

Sorrel

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Features

  • BloomsMay
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourWhite marked deep red
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Oxalis versicolor (Sorrel). A perennial clump with wedge-shaped, linear, mid green leaves. Funnel-shaped flowers are white marked deep red.

Characteristics

Perennial, 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

  • 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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