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Products > Oxalis brasiliensis
 
Oxalis brasiliensis - Brazilian Oxalis

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Bulb/Tuber/Rhizome etc.
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.  The information on this webpage is based on research conducted about this plant in our nursery library, from online sources, as well as from observations made of it as it grows in the nursery in containers, in the nursery's garden and in other gardens where we have observed it growing. We will also incorporate comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from those who may have additional information, particularly if this information includes cultural information that would aid others in growing  Oxalis brasiliensis.
 
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