Oxalis tetraphylla 'Iron Cross' (also called Sorrel)
Tuft-forming, tuberous, herbaceous perennial with tubular pink flowers in small umbels. It looks very pretty when planted in small clumps at the edge of paths. Attractive to insects.
Interesting foliage and pink flowers in spring and summer.
Lightly haired leaves divided into four leaflets, like a four-leafed clover. Purple splotched towards leaf base, with mid green tips. H & S 15cm
Salmony pink, umbrella shaped flowers, borne in small umbels, open to become widely funnel shaped with greenish centre and yellow stamens.
Stems of flowers and leaves - long, round, slender. Brownish red to green.
Spreading habit makes this plant suitable for forming carpets under trees.
Sheltered, full sun or light shade.
Moist, well drained.
Hardy to –5c.
May be a bit invasive so clear out unwanted tubers in spring.
Divide tubers in spring.
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