Popular name: Wood sorrel
Origin: Middle/South America
Flower colour: pink, except O. regnellii which is white.
Flowering period: entire summer
Average plant height: 10 - 30 cm
Planting depth to base of bulbs:5 cm
Spacing between bulbs: 5 cm
Type of bulb: (depending on the variety) bulb, tuber, rhizome, and O. regnellii is a rootstock.
Light requirements: warm and sunny to 25% shade
Landscape uses: border, beds, rock garden and pots.
With oxalis again we can divide the family into two groups: winter hardy and not winter hardy. Those that are not winter hardy are: O. deppei, O. lasiandra and O. regnellii. The petals of the flowers open wide when the sun is shining, and close in the dark. The leaves are clover-like.
There are over 800 different species, as garden plants as well as noxious weeds.
- Oxalis deppei (lucky clover) - pink-red
- Oxalis deppei 'Iron Cross' - black-brown color at the base of the
- four leaflets.
- Oxalis lasiandra - pink
- Oxalis regnellii - white