Oxalis adenophylla, O. enneaphylla on the east coast

Jane McGary janemcgary@earthlink.net
Sun, 10 Jul 2005 14:02:17 PDT
Jim McKenney asked,
>Has anyone out there who gardens on the east coast of North America had long
>term success with either Oxalis adenophylla or O. enneaphylla as garden
>I've tried O. adenophylla, and it does not seem to be very heat tolerant.

O. adenophylla is a standard rock garden plant here in the Pacific 
Northwest, but it may not tolerate the hot, humid east coast summers. In 
nature, both are alpine species, growing in scree just above the timberline 
in the southern Andes. O. enneaphylla is usually regarded as the more 
difficult to cultivate; I grow it in pots. Perhaps the inexpensive O. 
adenophylla would do better for Jim if planted in a scree bed on the north 
side of a rock, or in a wall; I have a number of them in walls that have 
grown there for more than 15 years.

Jane McGary
Northwestern Oregon, USA

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