Oxalis - Versicolor

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Oxalis 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. Produces shamrock-shaped foliage ranging in color from deep burgundy to bright green with dainty flowers.

About this Variety

Also known as: Candy Cane Sorrel, Candy Cane Oxalis and Peppermint Rock Oxalis. An Award-winning variety choice for borders and containers.


  • Clover shaped leaves
  • Easy to grow
  • Grows well in containers, garden beds and borders
  • Can be grown indoors or outdoors
  • Great for hanging baskets


Full Sun to Partial Shade




Grows 6-12" tall


Plant 10-15" apart, 1-2" deep

USDA Zones:

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

Growing Instructions

Outdoor Planting: Plant Oxalis Triangularis in the spring after the danger of all frost has passed or in the fall before the first frost hardens the soil. 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

Refrigerate plants until ready to plant.


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