Monday, June 08, 2009

Shamrock Flower

Shamrock Flower
Oxalis 'Charmed Wine'

This is really a foliage plant for full shade. It likes some bright indirect light but it can easily get scorched by the sun. The foliage color is amazing and the flower color is almost the complete opposite color, which is an interesting contrast. ‘Charmed Wine’ is part of a series of Oxalis from Proven Winners.

I haven’t tried this one but saw a big block at the nursery. It was looking a little leggy and probably could have used a cut back. This plant is perennial in USDA Zone 8 and above. It likes moist soil and a good fertilizer regime.

This upcoming week looks busy as we try and cram in all of the little jobs that we didn’t get done this spring. It is time to start thinking about summer projects.


Regina said...

Amazing and beautiful.

Rajesh said...

Fantastic shot.

Prospero said...

What a great contrast between the the deeply colored leaves and the pale flowers. Very nice.