Oxalis adenophylla AGM


Oxalis adenophylla

Habitat: rock garden or raised bed

Flowering: late spring

Height: 10 cm

Width: 15 cm

Soil: gritty, well drained

These lovely spring flowers have clover-like, delicate, fresh green foliage (they are often called shamrocks). The five-petalled, bowl- or cup-shaped flowers open and close depending on the level of sunlight - closing when it's overcast and at night.

Oxalis adenophylla has big, showy flowers with lilac petals, darker at the edges, fading paler towards the centre and marked with purple veins.
3 bulbs £4.00

Oxalis - bulbous varieties - some other suggestions
oxalis_enneaphylla_rosea.jpg Oxalis enneaphylla 'Rosea' has really lovely blue-grey, pleated leaflets and showy pink flowers with deeper coloured veins.
oxalis_ione_hecker.jpg Oxalis 'Ione Hecker' has open funnel-shaped, violet-blue flowers marked with deep purple veins and and dark purple throats.
invisible.gif Oxalis 'Waverley Hybrid' is deep purple with even darker purple veins and a pale rim to each petal. It is sometimes listed as Oxalis enneaphylla 'Waverley Hybrid' - but if it was enneaphylla it wouldn’t be a hybrid! Similarly for O. laciniata 'Waverley Hybrid'. So a hybrid of laciniata and enneaphylla? That would fit the appearance of the leaves, but information about the origins of this lovely plant is hard to come by.