Dark leaved Oxalises

Paul Tyerman ptyerman@ozemail.com.au
Fri, 07 Mar 2003 05:26:35 PST
At 12:59  7/03/03 +0000, you wrote:
>Dear Mary Sue, Robin, Diana, Rachel et al:
>                                          We know there are two dark leaved 
>Oxalises, O. purpurea 'Garnet' and a form of O. triangularis. I got once a 
>third one in a nursery in Oakland (The Dry Garden) that has never flowered 
>so far. It resembles triangularis somehow but is much smaller and has no 
>lighter centers. Superbly rich shade.
>Any hints?


We have O. purpurea 'Rubra' here, but I figure that is probably similar (if
not a synonym) to your 'Garnet'.  Purple leaves and pink flowers.  I'll
have to look out for triangularis if it has dark leaves as interesting
foliage is always as addition to any plant.

Good luck with finding out what your unknown Oxalis is.  You'll have to
talk to it nicely to get it to flower to help you identify it. ;)


Paul Tyerman
Canberra, Australia.  USDA equivalent - Zone 8/9

Growing.... Galanthus, Erythroniums, Fritillarias, Cyclamen, Crocus,
Cyrtanthus, Liliums, Hellebores, Aroids, Irises plus just about anything
else that doesn't move!!!!!

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