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Oxalis rubifolia 'Purple Dress'
Common Name: Purple Shamrock Family: Oxalidaceae (The Wood Sorrel Family)

Oxalis rubifolia 'Purple Dress'
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'Purple Dress' forms a lovely mound of burgundy-infused, shamrock foliage topped by bright pink flowers with yellow throats. The display is a perfect combination of contrasting colours. This oxalis arises from bulbs. They may go dormant in the heat of summer but will either re-emerge in the fall or the next spring. Use as an early spring annual, a house or container plant. Hardy in our area, it will not like the winter wet. Best to put the container in a shed or garage for the cold months.

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ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourPink 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom ColourYellow 
Height4-8'  Bloom TimeSummer 
Spread4-8'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureFull - Part Shade Part Sun Sun  Foliage ColourBluish Green 
Soil MoistureMoist Average  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone8b  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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