Pink Wood Sorrel
Also known as
Sorrel, Broad-Leaved Sorrel, Wood Sorrel, Broadleaf Wood-Sorrel, Fishtail Oxalis, Garden Pink-Sorrel, Large-Leaf Wood-Sorrel, Pink Shamrock, Purple-Flower Oxalis
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5 years to reach maturity
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
How to propagate Pink Wood Sorrel
Bulbs are spread through the production of stolons that travel across the ground to create more bulbs in a new area.
Sow into moist soil or compost.
Special features of Pink Wood Sorrel
Other uses of Pink Wood Sorrel
Grown for their colourful flowers (which in bud are rolled like an umbrella), and their often attractive leaves.