Trip to Australia - Oxalis

Brian Whyer
Thu, 25 Oct 2007 09:29:56 PDT
> Before I left I got all my Oxalis planted and watered. A long time ago on
> this forum Lauw de Jager remarked that if you didn't start winter growing
> Oxalis late summer it sometimes didn't bloom or skipped a year. Whether it
> was starting it earlier or the early rains, I don't know, but I have a lot
> of Oxalis looking really wonderful and blooming well.

I have been puzzled by some of my oxalis this year. We had a pleasant spring
but then a long cool and wet summer. The opposite of last year.
2 oxalis of mine, which are grown in pots in an unheated greenhouse, Oxalis
enneaphylla "Sheffield Swan" and Oxalis "Ute", an enneaphylla cross, which
are normally for me reliable summer growers and flowering well, sulked all
summer with few or no leaves, but are now in full flower, at the same time
as O. lobata is outside. They stand on a sand bench with other plants, so
when sulking probably got too much water at times and maybe too little at
others as I was trying to make them wake up. A dark form of O. laciniata has
not really got going at all this year.

Brian Whyer, Buckinghamshire , England

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