15 - 20 cm
pale pink with a dark purple throat
well drained, humus rich, moderately fertile
acid - neutral - alkaline
Oxalis, is the largest genus of the family, Oxalidaceae, with around 800 out of 900 species in the family. They are distributed around the globe, apart from arctic areas, most species are found in Brazil, Mexico and S-Africa. Few species are hardy enough to grow here in iceland. One species, Oxalis acetocella, is native to Iceland and is a protected species.
Division in spring.
Seed - sown in September - November.
Seed just covered and stored outside until germination.
Needs a sunny spot as flowers only open in sunshine.