Acceptable Oxalis

Mary Sue Ittner
Wed, 29 Apr 2009 22:06:27 PDT
My experience is like Mike Mace's. Oxalis obtusa, especially the pink one 
with grey leaves, appears in lots of pots. But the Oxalis obtusa I tried in 
the ground in areas I thought it safe to do so, has disappeared. So perhaps 
the Northern California experience is different than the Southern 
California experience. Oxalis purpurea is the one that gets out of hand in 
the ground here and Oxalis pes-caprae. Also interestingly my only attempt 
to grow Oxalis inaequalis was a failure. There was one or two short lived 
flowers and they were gone by the second year. So it sounds like I might 
have been lucky if it produces bulbs by the thousands.

Mary Sue

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