Wood Sorrel (Oxalis deppei)

Beautiful, architectural and edible, with the sharp taste of lemons, this container or houseplant is ideal for winter and spring picking. More
1 x 9cm plant, for autumn planting 200804-1 £4.95

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A beautiful, architectural container or houseplant, ideal for winter and spring. I love it on a cool windowledge or greenhouse. It goes dormant in late summer to regrow again the following year.

This is edible in small quantities - use sparingly in salads to bring a lemony sharpness.

Genus Oxalis
Group/Species tetraphylla
Variety Iron Cross
Type Hardy Perennial Bulb
Common Name Iron Cross or Lucky Clover
Border Position Container, Ground Cover
Soil Type Chalky, Fertile, Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Part Shade
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 15cm (6in)
Spacing 15cm (6in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Grow oxalis in containers or in a sheltered position outdoors. Plant in well drained, rich fertile soil, or for indoor cultivation, in a good quality peat-free compost in full sun or light shade.
Care Tips If in a container, avoid watering during the dormant period. In colder areas move containers to a sheltered spot before the forst frosts or move indoors to a bright windowsill, a conservatory or greenhouse to overwinter.
Flowering June
Harvesting Flower production: 1 month. Harvest leaves for salads in winter and spring.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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