2 years to reach maturity
This plant has no fragrance
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Purpleleaf False Shamrock Overview
Oxalis triangularis subsp. papilionacea is a bulbous perennial in the wood sorrel family, Oxalidaceae. Commonly known by the names Purpleleaf False Shamrock and Purple Shamrock. This plant is commonly grown as a houseplant for its beautiful purple, triangular foliage. It is now considered to be the same as the species Oxalis triangularis. It is deciduous and goes dormant in the winter, with the foliage dying back and regrowing in the spring. It grows best in partial shade and moist, well-draining soil, in cool conditions. The purple leaves of this plant are very distinctive: they are palmately divided into 3 leaflets which are triangular in shape. Flowers are pink-white and starry in appearance - they appear from summer-autumn. This plant has earnt a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit.