Oxalis in gloom

Diane Whitehead voltaire@islandnet.com
Sun, 10 Jul 2005 13:58:21 PDT
  I've been reading the oxalis descriptions and enjoying the pictures 
on the Telos site.  Diana comments that the winter-flowering ones 
require sun to open.  We don't get much sun in winter, and 
winter-flowering crocus are often a disappointment unless they have 
interesting designs on the outside of their buds.

One oxalis opens in the evening, and that sounds like it might not 
need sunshine. Are there more? I wonder if "winter-flowering" is too 
broad a category. Are there are some that might open in early winter 
or early spring when we have a better chance of sunshine?

Diane Whitehead  Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
maritime zone 8
cool mediterranean climate (dry summer, rainy winter - 68 cm annually)
sandy soil

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