What's blooming in week of 24 October

Nhu Nguyen xerantheum@gmail.com
Wed, 26 Oct 2011 20:00:27 PDT
On the same subject of Oxalis, I do have a few bulbous species in bloom and
mostly overlapping with Andrew. But I want to share a photo of an amazing
woody South American species, Oxalis teneriensis (syn. Oxalis herrerae). I
planted a stressed out plant in the ground 4 months ago and it took off, and
now blooming very nicely:

The amazing thing about this plant is that if you grow it hard (small pot,
little water, little nutrients) like a succulent, the petioles will swell
and the leaves will drop off to conserve water. Treated this way it's a
succulent. But if you want lush blooming and great architectural form, try
it in the ground in your garden. I have only experience growing this in
coastal California so I have no idea how well it deals with the rest of the
country. It's a great plant that deserves to be planted more widely.

Berkeley, CA

On Wed, Oct 26, 2011 at 4:08 PM, AW <awilson@avonia.com> wrote:

> Reporting only on Oxalis in this message. Here is what's going on:
> Oxalis flava (pink former)
> Oxalis heptaphylla
> Oxalis zeekoevleyensis
> Oxalis bowiea
> Oxalis commutata
> Oxalis hirta
> Oxalis hirta ssp. tubiflora
> Oxalis gracilis
> Oxalis massoniana
> Oxalis glabra

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