Trip to Australia

Jim McKenney
Thu, 25 Oct 2007 06:53:23 PDT
It sounds as if Mary Sue had a great time in Australia, and that the rest of
us have a lot of great stuff to look forward to on the wiki. 

Mary Sue mentioned Oxalis ‘Ken Aslett’. 

I’m still on the beginner’s page with Oxalis, although I do grow ‘Ken
Aslett’ in the ground of a protected cold frame. It was dormant all summer
but came back into growth about two weeks ago. It bloomed here last winter. 

In the same frame I grow Oxalis purpurea ‘Garnet’. It too has started to
grow again, and I was surprised to see that the emerging foliage is all
green without a trace of the beet color which presumably gives this plant
its name. I imagine that the green is its hot weather color – until
yesterday, daytime temperatures here were still topping 80º F daily – and
that the foliage will darken as we cool off. 

Jim McKenney
Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7, where the Nerine watch

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