The tubers can be planted in open ground or in a pot. Potted tubers aren't frost hardy, so bring the pot indoors or protect the plant with bubble wrap. Space the tubers out when planting in open ground. The distance between plants is three times the width of the tuber. Plant the tuber the depth of three times the tuber's height. Plant the tubers in full sun or partial shade. Water the tuber immediately after planting. Don't water it until the soil feels dry to the touch. The tubers come in organic packaging. Made of 100% natural materials and 100% recyclable!
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|Latin name:||Oxalis versicolor|
|Delivery type:||Supplied as bulb or tuber|
|Guarantee:||1 year growth and flowering guarantee|
|Preferred location:||Sun, Half shadow|
|Leafs all year:||No|
|Flowering:||July - October|
|Growing Height:||10 - 20 cm|
|Planting distance:||5 cm|
|Planting depth:||3 - 5 cm|
As soon as possible after receiving the Oxalis Versicolor bulbs they can be planted in the garden or in a patio pot or window-box. Both the planting depth and the planting distance of this garden sorrel are approximately 3 cm. Make small holes, loosen the soil well and plant the bulbs with the point facing upwards, although they will grow from any position. Plant the bulbs of Oxalis Versicolor one by one with a small trowel. For larger areas, make a larger planting hole to accommodate several bulbs. Refill the planting hole with soil and water immediately. After about 6 weeks you should begin to see foliage forming, with the flowers following 2 weeks later. This garden sorrel grows best in fertile, well-drained soil in a spot in full sun or partial shade.
Oxalis Versicolor in the garden
The sensational flowers of this garden sorrel deserve a prime spot in the garden. Try this superb and curious plant that is very easy to grow! A shallow dish, a window-box or a low flower pot are ideal for the Oxalis Versicolor. Make sure the pot has adequate drainage. This small, low plant also looks great between the rocks of a rock garden or along the edge of a sunny garden border. The narrow fresh green leaves stand in neat little clumps.
The small bulbs of Oxalis Versicolor can remain in the same spot for years. Keep the soil rather dry in the early summer until the plant starts growing, it can then be watered more regularly. For a healthy growth, during the flowering period we recommend adding a fertilizer regularly when watering. This will ensure a rich flowering for the following year. After flowering, leave the foliage to die down naturally and cut back when it has turned yellow. Leaving the foliage on the plant until then, allows them to take in the sunlight which provides nourishment for the following years flowering. The little bulbs of Oxalis Versicolor are frost-sensitive. That’s why they need protecting during the winter with a layer of straw or fallen leaves. They cannot tolerate soil that is too wet especially in winter.
The funnel-shaped flowers of Oxalis Versicolor are truly enchanting. The white flowers edged in red are sensational when open or closed. Every white flower petal is decorated with a raspberry red margin. On the inside, the flower petals are completely white, the small heart is yellow. The Oxalis Versicolor flowers from July until October, giving you months of enjoyment of this unique garden sorrel.