Oxalis adenophylla AGM

Oxalidaceae

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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.
OAA-3B
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.