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Oxalis triangularis
Common Name: False Shamrock Family: Oxalidaceae (The Wood Sorrel Family)

Oxalis triangularis
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A striking bulbous shamrock native to Brazil with distinctive purple black foliage and wispy white/pink flowers. Great in mixed containers or by itself. A good plant to blend into the perennial border or woodland garden but better in pots where they can be overwintered in a cool garage or other protected and drier location. Hardy almost to zone 6.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Central and South America
Native Habitat:
Amongst rocks by streams at elevations of about 600 m around Rio de Janeiro.

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourWhite/Cream 
TypeTender  Secondary Bloom ColourPink 
Height12-24'  Bloom TimeSpring 
Spread12-24'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureFull - Part Shade Part Shade Part Sun  Foliage ColourBurgundy/Red/Purple 
Soil MoistureMoist Average  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone7-10  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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Recommended Companion Plants:
Ophiopogon planiscapus "'Nigrescens'"

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