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Oxalis vulcanicola 'Molten Lava'

Volcanic Sorrel 'Molten Lava', 'Molten Lava' Volcanic Sorrel


Fast growing, Oxalis vulcanicola 'Molten Lava' is a tender perennial, usually grown as an annual, forming a lush mound of yellow, orange, and burgundy, clover-like leaves. Blooming continuously from mid spring to late summer, the handsome foliage is topped by delicate, bright yellow flowers. Borne on pinkish stems, their throat displays small burgundy lines in perfect harmony with the burgundy of the foliage. Easy to grow, this Oxalis is a colorful addition with a long season of interest for hanging baskets, containers, window boxes and the landscape.

  • Grows up to 6-10 in. tall (15-25 cm) and 10-12 in. wide (25-30 cm).
  • Easily grown in well-drained soils in sun to part shade. Oxalis vulcanicola is semi-succulent, so the plant is impressively drought-tolerant.
  • Self-cleaning, no deadheading necessary.
  • This Oxalis is perennial in hardiness zones 9-11, but treated as an annual in cooler areas.
  • Propagate by cuttings and by division.
  • Toxic to dogs, toxic to cats, toxic to horses.
  • Native to Mexico.

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Requirements

Hardiness 9 – 11
Plant Type Annuals, Perennials
Plant Family Oxalis
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Height 6" – 10" (15cm – 25cm)
Spread 10" – 1' (25cm – 30cm)
Spacing 10" – 12" (25cm – 30cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Drought
Garden Uses Edging, Hanging Baskets, Patio and Containers

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Requirements

Hardiness 9 – 11
Plant Type Annuals, Perennials
Plant Family Oxalis
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Height 6" – 10" (15cm – 25cm)
Spread 10" – 1' (25cm – 30cm)
Spacing 10" – 12" (25cm – 30cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Drought
Garden Uses Edging, Hanging Baskets, Patio and Containers

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