This easy-to-grow charmer works both indoors and out. Oxalis bears colorful, cloverlike leaves that close up at night. They appear in a range of colors from silver to purple -- and several are variegated with other colors. The cup-shape blooms are also attractive and appear in shades of yellow, pink, and white.
Indoors, some oxalis varieties will bloom all year if given enough light. Outdoors, treat them as delightful summer annuals or choose perennial selections that are hardy for your area. Most oxalis selections do best in part to full shade and well-drained soil. Be sure not to overwater.
- Part Sun,Shade
- Plant Type:
- Annual,Perennial,Bulb,Indoor Plant
- Plant Height:
- To 12 inches tall
- Plant Width:
- To 10 inches wide
- Flower Color:
- White, Pink/Rose, Yellow/Gold, Gray/Silver Leaves, Red/Purple Leaves, Yellow Leaves
- Bloom Time:
- Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
- Landscape Uses:
- Beds & Borders,Groundcover
- Special Features:
- Flowers,Attractive Foliage,Easy to Grow
'Iron Cross' offers leaves divided into four leaflets. The center of each is decorated with a purple blotch that looks great against the pink flowers. It grows 10 inches tall and wide. Zones 8-9, though it also thrives as a houseplant.
'Molten Lava' produces stunning orange-chartreuse foliage and decorative golden-yellow flowers all spring and summer. It grows 10 inches tall and wide. Zones 9-11, or try it as a houseplant.
bears rich burgundy-purple foliage and pink-blushed white flowers. It grows 12 inches tall and 8 inches wide. Zones 7-10, though it's also a good variety to grow indoors.
is native to areas of the Pacific Northwest and bears white or pink flowers in spring and summer over silver-splashed foliage. This groundcover grows 8 inches tall. Zones 7-9
is an easy-growing groundcover with silvery-blue foliage and pink flowers in late spring. It grows 5 inches tall and 6 inches wide. Zones 6-8
'Zinfandel' bears rich-purple foliage and golden-yellow flowers all summer long. It grows 10 inches tall and 12 inches wide. Perennial in Zones 9-11; grow as an annual or indoor plant in colder areas.