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Large Flowered Pink Sorrel

Oxalis debilis

Also known as

Pink Woodsorrel, Pink Shamrock

Starr 080429-8907 Oxalis debilis var. corymbosa by Forest & Kim Starr (CC BY 3.0)

Partial Shade
Easy care
Moderate watering
Tender

H4-H1c

RHS hardiness

-10°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

30cm

Max

30cm

10cm

Min

10cm

1 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

More images of Large Flowered Pink Sorrel

A close up of some pink Oxalis debilis flowers and green leaves
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Large Flowered Pink Sorrel Overview

Oxalis debilis is a low growing herbaceous perennial with bright pink flowers that spreads through bulbs and stolons. Originally an ornamental plant, it has naturalised around the world and become a weed due to its invasive nature. Plants in Europe are sterile and so do not set seed.

Common problems with Large Flowered Pink Sorrel

Rust, Smut

How to harvest Large Flowered Pink Sorrel

Not generally harvested

How to propagate Large Flowered Pink Sorrel

Bulbs

Division

Seed

From seed in autumn.

Special features of Large Flowered Pink Sorrel

Attractive flowers

Drought resistant

Other uses of Large Flowered Pink Sorrel

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

Edible

The leaves can be put into a salad and have a zesty lemon flavour. However, they do contain oxalic acid and so should not be consumed in large quantities.