Oxalis Species, Bonsai Oxalis, Wood Sorrel

Oxalis megalorrhiza

Family: Oxalidaceae
Genus: Oxalis (oks-AL-iss) (Info)
Species: megalorrhiza

Category:

Alpines and Rock Gardens

Perennials

Cactus and Succulents

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Provides Winter Interest

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Can be grown as an annual

Suitable for growing in containers

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Blooms all year

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; stratify if sowing indoors

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Seed Collecting:

Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jun 2, 2007, Ursula from Santiago,
Chile (Zone 9b) wrote:

This is an herbaceous perennial that reaches up to 20cm height. On aging, its fleshy roots make O. carnosa look like a ‘bonsai’. My reference book says they bloom from mid winter to mid spring. However, mine has been blooming uninterrupted and it is late autumn down here. They grow fast and will bloom the first year from seeds. Again, full sun and well-drained soil are essential. They require very little water and care and can be therefore used in Xeriscaping, as ground cover, among cacti, in rock gardens and containers.

Sowing recommendations: during autumn, in a mix of equal parts of compost and sharp river sand. Do not cover the seeds. The seedlings can be picked and transplanted once they have two true leaves.

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