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  • Eventual height: 0.4m
  • Eventual spread: 0.4m

Oxalis triangularis

false shamrock

10 bulbs £5.99
£17.97 £15.00
  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: moderately fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: June to August
  • Hardiness: frost hardy (may need winter protection)

    The rich green foliage of this decorative low-growing perennial is made up of 4 leaflets, each with a deep maroon blotch at its base. This forms a dense, ground-covering mound, which in summer, is topped with sprays of purplish-red blooms. A colourful addition to a rock garden or raised bed, it also offers a long season of interest when potted up on the patio.

  • Garden care: Avoid overwatering during the dormant period and in more exposed regions, move potted plants to a sheltered spot (at the base of a south-facing wall, a porch or an unheated greenhouse) in winter.
  • CAUTION do not eat ornamental bulbs