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Oxalis

Oxalis

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.

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'Iron Cross' oxalis
'Iron Cross' oxalis
Oxalis tetraphylla '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' oxalis
'Molten Lava' oxalis
Oxalis vulcanicola '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.
'Purple' oxalis
'Purple' oxalis
Oxalis regnellii var. triangularis 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.
Redwood sorrel
Redwood sorrel
Oxalis oregana 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
Silver shamrock
Silver shamrock
Oxalis adenophylla 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' oxalis
'Zinfandel' oxalis
Oxalis vulcanicola '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.
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