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Parochetus Genus

Blue oxalis

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General Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Humus-rich, Gritty, Peaty
  • WaterMoist

Description

Parochetus genus (Blue oxalis). This genus consists of one species, of prostrate evergreen perennial, It will produce deep blue pea-like flowers from late summer to winter. Its Half hardy and will need semi-shade with gritty, moist soil. You can propagate by division of rooted runners in any season.

Characteristics

Perennials, Deciduous or Evergreens, Herbaceous

Origin

E.Africa, Himalayas, S.W. China, S.E. Asia

Interest and use

Rock garden, alpine house, hanging basket.

Cultivation

An plant ideal an alpine house, rockeries or for a hanging basket as is fast spreading. Requires a moist, humus-rich soil in sun or part-shade. and tolerates only light frosts. Propagate from seed or by division of root runners.

Propagation

By seed or division of rooted runners in any season.

Pests, diseases or disorders

May be damaged by slugs and snails.

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