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Oxalis tetraphylla 'Iron Cross'


Oxalis tetraphylla 'Iron Cross' boasts bicoloured green and red shamrocks with carmine red flowers.

The large, green, shamrock-like leaves of Oxalis tetraphylla 'Iron Cross' have bases of dark purple-red that are held tightly together to form a purple cross. In summer the clumps are topped with 12 inch flower stalks with lovely carmine red flowers. Good in the garden (provide well-drained soil in raised beds) but better in pots where they can be overwintered in a cool garage or other protected and drier location. A favourite plant since Victorian times when it was first introduced to European gardening.

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

Family: Oxalidaceae (The Oxalis Family)

Zone Hardiness: 7b-10

Light: Part Shade, Part Sun

Height: 8-12"

Width: 12-24"

Primary Bloom Colour: Pink

Secondary Bloom Colour:

Class: Deciduous

Type: Tender

Bloom Time: Spring

Soil Moisture: Moist

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No



Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat:


Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America

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