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Oxalis purpurea 'Ken Aslet'

Oxalis melanosticta


Oxalis purpurea 'Ken Aslet' is a bulbous perennial boasting funnel-shaped, bright lemon-yellow flowers in fall and winter. They are borne atop velvety, pale green, trefoil leaves covered with silvery hairs. Easy to grow and not invasive, this plant remains green in spring, and is dormant in summer. It will spread slowly and can be grown in rock gardens, in front of a border or in containers.

  • Grows up to 6-8 in. tall (15-20 cm) and 12 in. wide (30 cm).
  • Easily grown in full sun in moderately fertile, well-drained, humus-rich soil.
  • Propagate from seed (indoors), sown with moderate heat in late winter or early spring.
  • Native to South Africa.

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Requirements

Hardiness 9 – 11
Climate Zones 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Bulbs, Perennials
Plant Family Oxalis
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Fall
Winter
Height 6" – 8" (15cm – 20cm)
Spread 1' (30cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Garden Uses Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 9 – 11
Climate Zones 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Bulbs, Perennials
Plant Family Oxalis
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Fall
Winter
Height 6" – 8" (15cm – 20cm)
Spread 1' (30cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Garden Uses Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden

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