Oxalis - Triangularis

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Oxalis (also known as the Lucky Clover plant or False Shamrock) is typically grown as a house plant but does like to be grown outdoors in light shade. Oxalis is a great choice for low borders and patio containers.

About this Variety

Oxalis triangularis produces deep purple shamrock-shaped foliage and dainty pink flowers in spring.

Highlights

  • Grow indoors or out
  • Great for containers, garden beds and borders
  • Distinctive foliage

Exposure:

Full Sun to Partial Shade

Blooms:

Spring

Height:

Grows 6-12" tall

Spacing/Depth:

Plant 10-15" apart, 1-2" deep

USDA Zones:

Grow as Perennial in zones 7-8. Grow as Annual elsewhere.

Growing Instructions

Plant Oxalis Triangularis in the spring after the danger of all frost has passed. Soil preparation: The ideal soil is porous and drains well and yet still holds enough water for the roots. If your soil is heavy clay and drains slowly, or very sandy and does not hold water, add organic soil amendments (peat moss or ground bark). Spread a 3-4" layer of soil amendment, add fertilizer and incorporate together into the soil to a depth of 10". To plant: Dig a hole 1-2" deep. Place the roots in the hole so that the tops of the plants sit 1-2" below the surface. Space the plants 10-15" apart. Water thoroughly after planting. While actively growing, water frequently and thoroughly so that the water will reach the roots. Mulch to keep the soil cool and to prevent the soil from drying out. 

Care Tip

Apply fertilizer before and after flowering.

 

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