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Products > Oxalis brasiliensis
 
Oxalis brasiliensis - Brazilian Oxalis
   

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Bulb
Family: Oxalidaeceae (Wood-sorrels)
Origin: Brazil (South America)
Red/Purple Foliage: Yes
Flower Color: Burgundy
Bloomtime: Spring/Summer
Height: <1 foot
Width: <1 foot
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
May be Poisonous  (More Info): Yes
Oxalis brasiliensis (Brazilian Oxalis) - A bulbous plant that has dark green three-parted shamrock-like glossy leaves that rise to 2 to 4 inches and form a solid mat below the 1 wide pinkish-purple flowers, with yellow throats, that rise just above the foliage from late spring to early summer, just prior to going dormant. It multiplies readily and will soon form tight neat clumps whose foliage emerges in late fall. Plant in sun or part shade. Occasional to regular irrigation. Hardy to around 25F and requiring protection from more than a light frost. This neat looking plant is great for the rock garden, between stepping stones or in small pots. As the name implies, this plant comes from Brazil and was introduced into cultivation in 1829.  This description is based on research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments received and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have any additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Oxalis brasiliensis.
 
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