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Family: OxalidaceaeMain Season: SummerFlower Colour: PinkLeaf Colour: Brown/Purple/RedFoliage: DeciduousPosition: SunSoil Type: Dry, well drainedHeight: Up to 15cm / 6"Peat Free? Not yetHardiness Guide: RHS H4 minimum -5°C to -10°CPot Size: 9cm
Clump forming tuberous species with four-leaf clover style leaves with a dark brown centre. Masses of brick pink flowers in spring and summer to 15cm. Well drained soil in full sun, or a container to take in for winter.
A very bold plant ideal for those difficult, dry sunny places like the base of a wall or fence where you don't have much space for anything. Also makes a very effective container plant but will need protection in the winter.
The species, Oxalis tetraphylla comes from Mexico.
Synonym: Oxalis deppei 'Iron Cross'