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Oxalis triangularis subsp. papilionaceae

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Family: Oxalidaceae
Genus: Oxalis (oks-AL-iss) (Info)
Species: triangularis subsp. papilionaceae

Synonym:Oxalis regnellii subsp. papilionacea
Synonym:Oxalis regnellii

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Category:
Alpines and Rock Gardens
Groundcovers
Perennials

Height:
under 6 in. (15 cm)
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Herbaceous
Silver/Gray
Mottled

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Profile:

1 positive
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1 negative

Gardeners' Notes:

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Negative in2art On Sep 8, 2008, in2art from Bellevue, WA wrote:

In my garden, this one is invasive and sneaky. If you want to dig it, you must be sure to get it from underneath, otherwise, the bulblets all break apart and it multiplies like bunnies.

My aunt gave me a pink one that is much better behaved...it forms a nicely rounded plant with lots of pink flowers and so far has not shown any invasive tendancies...though I am watching it closely and suspiciously based on my experience with the white ones!













Positive dalmatian_fan87 On Aug 30, 2008, dalmatian_fan87 from Cascade, VA (Zone 7a) wrote:

This plant serves me well as a house plant in my room, in the south facing window, provided that it gets a dormant period in the refridgerator, NOT the freezer though, the freezer is a bit TOO cold.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Mesa, Arizona
Knights Landing, California
Bokeelia, Florida
Knoxville, Tennessee
Cascade, Virginia
Bellevue, Washington
Kalama, Washington



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