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Oxalis regnellii

Oxalis regnellii
Sharing a pot with a Meyer lemon
lucky shamrock
Oxalis regnellii

Common name lucky shamrock
Family oxalidaceae
Life cycle perennial
Flowers white
Size 7-10"
Light sun-part shade
Cultural notes ordinary garden soil, not too dry

Came to us as a mail-order bonus pack of 'Green & Purple Oxalis (Lucky Shamrock)'. After planting them in early December, I noticed the first signs of life in mid-February, both purple and green ones, and witnessed their first blooms a few days to a few weeks later. The newly emerged plants were much smaller than the potted specimens typically for sale at local nurseries, but they continued to expand steadily through the season. The photo above, with the Meyer lemon, was taken in late October; this plant lived through the full onslaught of summer heat, including some inconsistent watering.

lucky shamrock

In our garden, this plant grows in the following areas: houston front yard, houston back yard, back fence border, foundation border

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