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Striped-Flowered Wood Sorrel

Oxalis versicolor

Also known as

Peppermint Rock Oxalis

Oxalis versicolor (candycane sorrel) by Nzfauna (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Light watering
Half-hardy

10a

USDA zone

-1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

10cm

Max

10cm

Min

2 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Striped-Flowered Wood Sorrel Overview

Bulbous perennial species that typically grows to around 8cm high. It has a clumping growth habit, producing light green foliage divided into 3 narrow leaflets. Flowers are funnel-shaped and predominantly white, with crimson edging on the petal undersides, creating a striped red and white appearance whilst in bud.

How to propagate Striped-Flowered Wood Sorrel

Bulbs

Propagate by division of the bulbs or from seed in autumn.

Division

Seed

Other uses of Striped-Flowered Wood Sorrel

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