Oxalis in bloom

Nhu Nguyen xerantheum@gmail.com
Fri, 02 Oct 2009 09:03:50 PDT
My Oxalis melanosticta 'Ken Aslet' that I got from Mary Sue didn't bloom
last year but they did this year. The leaves are deliciously lined with
silver hairs. I am growing them in a 4" pot though (it's only 3" deep
(70cm)). I'll have to repot it the coming summer into a deeper pot. My O.
polyphylla var. heptaphylla is really putting on a show. I really like the
leaves but the flowers are also fantastic.


Berkeley, CA

On Fri, Oct 2, 2009 at 8:14 AM, Mary Sue Ittner <msittner@mcn.org> wrote:

> For many years I had no flowers on my Oxalis melanosticta 'Ken
> Aslet'. It was reported that there were some clones that didn't bloom
> well and I thought I had one of them. Still I continued to grow it
> since it has lovely hairy velvety leaves. Most years I shared my
> extras with the BX advising it might not bloom well, but had nice
> leaves. The last three years I've had good bloom. I'm now growing it
> in a pot that is 9"  (22+ cm.) deep and starting to water in August.
> This year has been the best as it has been flowering for weeks. I
> just replaced one of my pictures of it on the wiki with one that
> shows the nice hairy leaves.
> <
> http://pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswiki/index.php/…
> >
> http://pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswiki/index.php/…

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