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Oxalis triangularis, Oxalis regnellii, Purple Shamrock, Love Plant

Oxalis triangularis, Oxalis regnellii

Purple Shamrock, Love Plant
Family: Oxalidaceae
Origin: Brazil
Small shrub 2-5 ftSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersOrnamental foliageSpice or herbSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Oxalis triangularis leaves are a stellar purple, with deep rose patterning and a zippy geometric shape. Also excellent as houseplants on a bright windowsill for color all winter.

Leaves and flowers are edible as a pleasant and decorative addition to the salad bowl. The leaves contain oxalic acid, which gives them their sharp flavour. Perfectly all right in small quantities, the leaves should not be eaten in large amounts. People with a tendency to rheumatism, arthritis, gout, kidney stones or hyperacidity should take especial caution.


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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
In stock
$27.95