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Pink Wood Sorrel

Oxalis latifolia

Also known as

Sorrel, Broad-Leaved Sorrel, Broadleaf Wood-Sorrel, Fishtail Oxalis, Garden Pink-Sorrel, Large-Leaf Wood-Sorrel, Pink Shamrock, Purple-Flower Oxalis

WoodSorrel1 by Primejyothi (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Tender

H5-H1c

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

30cm

Max

40cm

10cm

Min

30cm

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Pink Wood Sorrel Overview

Oxalis latifolia is also known commonly as sorrel, it produces tumbling and creeping, triangular-shaped, green leaves and pink flowers that stand out brightly. It can be used in containers and hanging baskets but it is invasive and has become a major agricultural weed. Low growing herbaceous perennial that does not produce stems, each leafs petiole goes straight to a bulb giving the plant a very floppy shape.

Common problems with Pink Wood Sorrel

Rust, Smut.

How to propagate Pink Wood Sorrel

Bulbs

Bulbs are spread through the production of stolons that travel across the ground to create more bulbs in a new area.

Seed

Sow into moist soil or compost.

Division

Special features of Pink Wood Sorrel

Ground cover

Attractive flowers

Attractive leaves

Other uses of Pink Wood Sorrel

Grown for their colourful flowers (which in bud are rolled like an umbrella), and their often attractive leaves.