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Oxalis triangularis, Oxalis regnellii, Purple Shamrock, Love Plant

Oxalis triangularis, Oxalis regnellii

Purple Shamrock, Love Plant
Family: Oxalidaceae
Origin: Brazil
USDA Zone: 6-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterPink flowersWhite, off-white flowersOrnamental foliageSpice or herbSubtropical, mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Oxalis triangularis is a small shrub that reaches a mature height of 2-5 ft (60-150 cm). This cheerful plant appreciates semi-shady conditions and regular watering, although it does not need excessive watering give it moderate amounts once in a while. Blooming for several months in spring, it produces clusters of elegant clusters of delicate, light pink blooms with off-white petals that look truly mesmerizing as they shimmer in the sunlight. Topping its graceful foliage, these blossoms turn into two-toned white and purple seedpods in autumn.

Oxalis triangularis is prized for its distinctive ornamental foliage, which adds a bright pop of color to gardens and patios. It is often grown as a decorative garden border, container plant or grown in mass plantings as a groundcover. As a spice or herb, it is used to flavor lemony dishes or to add a splash of vibrant pink or white hues to salads.

This native of Brazil can easily survive cold temperatures and reaches maturity in USDA Hardiness Zone 6-11. It is one of the few tropical plants that can survive temperatures as low as 30°F, making it an ideal choice for colder regions. In such extreme temperatures, however, it is best if kept indoors as a potted plant and kept in a cool place. In warm conditions, it should be planted in soil that must not dry out completely, as it prefers consistently moist soil. It's an ideal choice for those who want to add a pop of eye-catching beauty and flavor to their gardens!


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Oxalis triangularis var. purpurea Francis

Oxalis triangularis var. purpurea - unusual oxalis with large, dark purple leaves with a pattern design. Pink flowers. An eye stopper! Small perennial, will take both sun or shade. Cute container plant, and it is edible too! Tastes like grape skins.
Young plants have smaller leaves, then they will grow large up to 3" wide as the plant matures.
This plant may go semi-dormant in winter, just reduce watering, and new leaves are coming within a few weeks.

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This item is certified for shipping to California.
Grown in
6"/1 gal pot, dormant in winter
In stock
$27.95