Oxalis vulcanicola ‘Zinfandel’

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Since announcing a new obsession with oxalis late last year, my devotion to this genus of small, clover-like plants has expanded. I failed to grow a package of bulbs given to me by a friend but have since purchased three new plants that are all doing well. So far I can keep oxalis alive with little effort — even under lights — the tricky part is bringing the bulbs out of dormancy.

Try, try again. Eventually I will get this right.

Gayla Trail
Gayla is a writer, photographer, and former graphic designer with a background in the Fine Arts, cultural criticism, and ecology. She is the author, photographer, and designer of best-selling books on gardening, cooking, and preserving.

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2 thoughts on “Oxalis vulcanicola ‘Zinfandel’

  1. Very cute plant. I couldn’t believe how easy it was to overwinter Oxalis inside in a pot. It never went dormant and was able to be put outside early in April. I even had to divide it. They are such neat little plants, I hope you get those bulbs to sprout.

  2. My oxalis got a little leggy under lights. Maybe it wasn’t bright enough. But I moved them outside and they bushed out nicely. I have some Oxalis tetraphylla ‘Iron Cross’ growing in a pot with a black sweet potato vine and the combo is very pretty, especially when the pink oxalis flowers intertwine with the sweet potato leaves.

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