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Scurvy Grass, Sorrel
Oxalis 'Ione Hecker'

Family: Oxalidaceae
Genus: Oxalis (oks-AL-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Ione Hecker

Category:

Alpines and Rock Gardens

Bulbs

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

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)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Fuchsia (Red-Purple)

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Herbaceous

Blue-Green

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

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

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

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

Alford, Florida

Olive Branch, Mississippi

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Nov 19, 2004, Todd_Boland from St. John's, NL (Zone 5b) wrote:

If you can find it, get it! Fantastic blue-grey foliage all summer. The flowers are oversized for the plant; a lavender purple background with deep violet-red lines. Wonderful rock garden subject. It is a hybrid between O. ennaephylla and O. laciniata. Mine started to flower in early June and kept on until early September.