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Oxalis latifolia

Family: Oxalidaceae
Genus: Oxalis (oks-AL-iss) (Info)
Species: latifolia (lat-ee-FOH-lee-uh) (Info)

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6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

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)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

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Bloom Color:
Pale Pink
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer

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Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:
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Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:
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Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral CeVe On May 9, 2011, CeVe from Honolulu, HI wrote:

It pops up as a weed, usually after a heavy rain, in the shady area, under the trees, on the southern side of the house. For the most part the area usually tends to be cool and only slightly moist. The soil ph 6 and it grows naturally through the fine grass, in the red dirt. Also growing in the nearby area, Monsterra, Jade Plant, Walking Iris. I rated it neutral..although endearing to see and taste, it's a weed for me.

Positive onalee On Jul 25, 2006, onalee from Brooksville, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

Although this plant can become invasive in warm zones, I love it because it is so easy to grow and has lovely pink flowers all summer long. Even though it does 'pop up' in unexpected places, the pink flowers are always welcome in my garden - it doesn't crowd out other plants, just compliments them! These make nice container plants in colder zones - great houseplant.


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

Phoenix, Arizona
Sonoma, California
Brooksville, Florida
Vero Beach, Florida
Winter Springs, Florida
Honolulu, Hawaii
Lafayette, Louisiana
Maryland Heights, Missouri
Wilsons Mills, North Carolina
Houston, Texas
La Porte, Texas
San Antonio, Texas (2 reports)
Weatherford, Texas
Shipman, Virginia

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