Oxalis enneaphylla 'Ione Hecker'
15 - 20 cm
pale lilac with dark purple veins
well drained, gritty
acid - neutral - alkaline
the species is native to Patagonia and the Falkland Islands
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.
Needs a sunny position as flowers only open in sunshine.