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Oxalis adenophylla
  • RHS AGM

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O. adenophylla is a bulbous perennial forming a clump to 15cm in width, with greyish leaves composed of several narrow, heart-shaped leaflets, and solitary, bright rosy-pink flowers in late spring, paler in the centre, with a purple throat

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Size
Ultimate height
Up to 10cm
Time to ultimate height
5–10 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained, Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Pink Purple Green Grey Silver
Summer Green Grey Silver
Autumn
Winter
Position
  • Full shade
  • Partial shade
Aspect

West–facing or South–facing or North–facing or East–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness
H4
Botanical details
Family
Oxalidaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Clump forming
Genus

Oxalis can be annuals or perennials, with fibrous, bulbous or rhizomatous rootstocks, palmately divided leaves and funnel-shaped or bowl-shaped flowers that mostly close in dull weather and at night

Name status

Correct

Plant range
Argentina, Chile

How to grow

Cultivation

Grows well in any moderately fertile, well-drained, humus-rich soil. Suitable for rock garden, raised bed, trough or alpine house

Propagation

Propagate by seed, sown with moderate heat in late winter or early spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Patio and container plants
  • Gravel garden
  • Rock garden
  • Garden edging
Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

May be subject to a rust

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