Iron Cross Shamrock

Not clover - but cute too.
Common name : Iron Cross Shamrock
Scientific name : Oxalis deppei
Family : Oxalidaceae
Category : Bulbs
Type of plant : Perennial
This bulbous oxalid has a creeping habit, leaves grouped by four, heart shaped, and it produces pink flowers with green a throat from mid-April until autumn. You can plant it in open soil, it is resistant to frost down to -15 ° C.

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Caracteristics

Exposition
Water needs
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Frost-resistance Medium
Zone USDA 8a
Height 10 - 25
pH 7 - 8

Identify my iron cross shamrock

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Plant my iron cross shamrock

Plant preferably in spring, in open soil. It likes a light soil, fresh and humus-rich, not too calcareous. Bury the bulbs 5 to 10 cm, and space them about twenty centimeters appart. In pots, mix soil, decomposed compost and sand in a pot of 3L per plant.

Weed my iron cross shamrock

For perennial species, weeding also means working your flowerbed – don't let anything develop too quickly to the detriment of others.

Water my iron cross shamrock

Water during the summer season, once a week in case of dry weather, in the morning if possible. Water also during first month after planting, twice a week.

Propagate my iron cross shamrock

This should not be necessary: the oxalides multiply quite efficiently without outside help!

Mulch my iron cross shamrock

Each year, renew the mulch layer around your oxalis in the spring. It will help flowering by enriching the soil.

Fertilize my iron cross shamrock

A small glass of compost juice diluted to 10% - with 90% water - every week in the summer, presto!

Protect my iron cross shamrock

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