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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
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
O. enneaphylla is a rhizomatous perennial forming a low mat to 20cm in width, with slightly fleshy leaves composed of about 9 leaflets. Funnel-shaped fragrant rosy-pink flowers 2.5cm in width are borne just above the foliage in late spring and early summer
S America Falk. Is.
Habit Mat forming
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing
SoilChalk, Sand, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Up to 10 cm
Time to ultimate height
Grows well full sun in any moderately fertile, well-drained, humus-rich soil. Suitable for rock garden, raised bed, trough or alpine house
Propagate by seed, sown with moderate heat in late winter or early spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Gravel Garden Patio & Container Plants Rock Garden
Pruning No pruning required
Pests May be damaged by slugs and snails
May be subject to a rust
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