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
Primary Bloom Colour: Pink
Secondary Bloom Colour:
Bloom Time: Spring
Soil Moisture: Moist
Deer Resistant: Unknown
BC Native: No
Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America
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