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Oxalis rubifolia 'Purple Dress'


'Purple Dress' forms a lovely mound of burgundy-infused, shamrock foliage topped by bright pink flowers with yellow throats. The display is a perfect combination of contrasting colours. This oxalis arises from bulbs. They may go dormant in the heat of summer but will either re-emerge in the fall or the next spring. Use as an early spring annual, a house or container plant. Hardy in our area, it will not like the winter wet. Best to put the container in a shed or garage for the cold months.

Common Name: Purple Shamrock

Family: Oxalidaceae (The Oxalis Family)

Zone Hardiness: 8b

Light: Part Sun, Full Sun

Height: 4-8"

Width: 4-8"

Primary Bloom Colour: Pink

Secondary Bloom Colour: Yellow

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Summer

Soil Moisture: Moist, Average

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No



Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat:


Geogrpahical Origin: Miscellaneous - Garden Origin

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