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botanical name:
Oxalis versicolor
Oxalis versicolor © Deeproot Plant Base
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family:  Oxalidaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 0.08m
width: 0.20m
growth rate:
growth habit: bulb/corm
leaf colour: green
flower colour: red & white
main season: Autumn
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: 0°C
USDA zone: 10 to 11
description:
Tiny bulbs send up grass-like foliage, which opens to leaves divided into three linear to wedge-shaped, mid-green leaflets, and numerous tightly folded tubular buds which open to swirly red and white cone shaped flowers. Dormant between May and September.

cultivation:
Moderately fertile, humus rich, moist, well drained soil in sun or part shade. Not hardy.

usage:
Suitable for growing in a frost free alpine house.

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