Oxalis versicolor

Oxalis versicolor

There are around 700 to 800 species of oxalis. No not all of them are weeds. They are most found in South Africa.  The 3 that we keep begin to emerge in autumn and are done and dusted by the time summer comes along. They need a sunny spot in well drained soil.

Oxalis versicolor

Oxalis versicolor

Description and Distribution:
As you can see from the pics the flower petals are edged in red, which does not show when the blossom is open, unless you look at the back of the blossom, but when the buds are closed in the evening, or in cool weather, they show a swirled pattern of red and white which is very attractive. As with A. palmifrons and massoniana this one also does not self seed but forms a clump.

Availability:
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