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Oxalis triangularis 'Purpurea'


Oxalis triangularis forms mounds of purple shamrocks with white to pale pink flowers.

Oxalis triangularis 'Purpurea' is a striking bulbous shamrock native to Brazil with distinctive purple black foliage and wispy white/pink flowers. Great in mixed containers or by itself. A good plant to blend into the perennial border or woodland garden but better in pots where they can be overwintered in a cool garage or other protected and drier location. Hardy almost to zone 6.

Common Name: False Shamrock - [Summer B&B Pre-Order]

Family: Oxalidaceae (The Oxalis Family)

Zone Hardiness: 7-10

Light: Part Shade, Part Sun

Height: 12-24"

Width: 12-24"

Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Secondary Bloom Colour: Pink

Class: Deciduous

Type: Tender

Bloom Time: Spring

Soil Moisture: Moist, Average

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No

Berries: No


Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Amongst rocks by streams at elevations of about 600 m around Rio de Janeiro.


Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - Central and South America

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