Purple False Shamrock, Oxalis, Wood Sorrel

Oxalis triangularis subsp. papilionaceae

Oxalidaceae

Purple False Shamrock, Oxalis, Wood Sorrel
Purple False Shamrock, Oxalis, Wood Sorrel
Purple False Shamrock, Oxalis, Wood Sorrel

This Brazilian beauty boasts clumps of large, deep purple, nearly black, shamrock-like foliage centered with lighter purple variegation that are topped by clusters of contrasting 1/2" wide light pink trumpet shaped flowers throughout the growing season. Purple Oxalis is a knockout addition to the shade garden and container gardens and can be enjoyed indoors or out. A bulbous and non-aggressive Oxalis that slowly multiplies it will perform best in a well-draining soil and lightly shaded conditions. Easy and enjoyable! 3-5 plants per pot.

In a lightly shaded position in mild winter climates with adequate moisture the foliage may remain throughout the year. This easy free-flowering perennial quickly develops into a tight mass of stubby rhizomes that can be divided at any time of year. May go dormant during summer in hot climates or during dry periods but often comes back to flower again in fall or when moisture returns.


Grows To: 6-12''H x 8-12''W

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 6,7,8,9,10,11

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Outdoor Light: Light shade, Cool filtered sunlight, Shade

Indoor Light: High

Soil & Moisture: Good drainage is critical. Do not over-water or keep soggy. Keep on the dry side during dormancy.

Deer Resistance: Seldom Bothered

Native To / Origin: Brazil

This plant may be toxic to humans and/or animals, click here for details

Please be advised that humans and/or animals may have allergic reactions if part(s) of this plant are consumed or by coming into contact with sap from bruised or broken plant parts: Considered toxic if large amounts are ingested.

See our Planting A New Plant, How To, and General Growing Guide for basic planting, potting, and watering instructions

Container Size: 3.5 inch / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml

Price: $ 7.99
Catalog ID# 11052
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