Oxalis brasiliensis

Common Name:
Oxalis
Plant Type:
Bulbous perennial
Family:
Oxalidaceae (The Wood Sorrel Family)
Geographic Origin:
South America
California Native?:
No
Plant Size:
To 1 foot high
Landscape/Garden Uses:
rock gardens
Flowering Season:
Spring
Flower Color:
Bright pink
Exposure:
Sun or light shade
Soils:
Most soils
Suggested Irrigation:
Moderate watering
Estimated Hardiness:
Hardy to 25-30 degrees F.
A bulbous perennial, with three-parted fresh green leaves rising 2-3 inches from the ground. Above them are displayed many purplish pink flowers with yellow centers, about 1 inch broad, in May and June. This is one of the more tender species, best protected from hard winter frosts.