Oxalis purpurea /Purple Shamrock

Oxalis purpurea  / Oxalis purpurea
Striking purple foliage with a few off-white flowers
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Striking purple foliage with a few off-white flowers

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Scientific Name: Oxalis purpurea
Common Name: Purple Shamrock
Hardiness Zone: 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: Under 1 foot
Spread: to 1 foot
Bloom time: Summer
Flower color: Pink
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: Makes nice container plant where not hardy as they can be dried off and overwintered indoors. Then too, the bulbs can be dug and stored overwinter. Flowers are generally pink to rose, but can be white. Reddish-purple foliage is a plus for this plant.