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Oxalis gracilis (Slender wood sorrel)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.15m
Max height
0.1m
Max spread
1-2 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Oxalis gracilis

Other names

Slender wood sorrel

Genus

Oxalis Oxalis

Species

O. gracilis - O. gracilis is a compact, upright, bulbous perennial with pinnate leaves divided into linear, folded, bright green leaves and, in late spring and early summer, apricot to pale orange flowers with yellow eyes.


Oxalis gracilis is: Evergreen

Habit

Upright, Compact

Toxicity

Parts are toxic if ingested.

Flower

Apricot, Pale-orange in Spring; Pale-orange, Apricot in Summer

Foliage

Bright-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs , Snails Slugs , Snails

Rust Rust

General care

Propagation

Sow seed at 13-18C in late winter or early spring.

Propagation methods

Seed


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Where to grow

Oxalis gracilis (Slender wood sorrel) will reach a height of 0.15m and a spread of 0.1m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Rock, Greenhouse, Gravel, Containers, Beds and borders

Cultivation

In frost-prone areas, grow under glass or in an alpine house in equal parts loam, leaf mould, & grit in bright filtered light, low humidity. In growth, water moderately & feed monthly. Outdoors, plant bulbs 3cm deep in fertile, well-drained soil in sun.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3), Indoor unheated (H2)

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Botanical name

Oxalis gracilis

Other names

Slender wood sorrel

Genus

Oxalis Oxalis

Species

O. gracilis - O. gracilis is a compact, upright, bulbous perennial with pinnate leaves divided into linear, folded, bright green leaves and, in late spring and early summer, apricot to pale orange flowers with yellow eyes.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Upright, Compact

Toxicity

Parts are toxic if ingested.


Colour

Flower

Apricot, Pale-orange in Spring; Pale-orange, Apricot in Summer

Foliage

Bright-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs , Snails

Specific diseases

Rust

General care

Propagation

Sow seed at 13-18C in late winter or early spring.

Propagation methods

Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Oxalis gracilis (Slender wood sorrel) will reach a height of 0.15m and a spread of 0.1m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Rock, Greenhouse, Gravel, Containers, Beds and borders

Cultivation

In frost-prone areas, grow under glass or in an alpine house in equal parts loam, leaf mould, & grit in bright filtered light, low humidity. In growth, water moderately & feed monthly. Outdoors, plant bulbs 3cm deep in fertile, well-drained soil in sun.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3), Indoor unheated (H2)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7

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