Flower color: pink
Flowering period: June – July
Average plant height: 3 inches
Planting depth to base of bulb: 4 inches
Spacing between bulbs: 4 inches
Type of bulb: tuber
Light requirements: full sun to partial shade
Landscape uses: borders and rock gardens
Among members of this genus, some species are winter hardy and should be planted in the fall, while others should be planted in the spring due to their susceptibility to frost damage. Oxalis deppei (Good Luck plant) is an example of the group that flowers naturally in the summer.
Oxalis adenophylla originally comes from Chile and Argentina where it grows at fairly high elevations in the mountains. This explains its winter hardiness. If its soil is well drained, this little plant with its peculiarly shaped tubers will have no trouble naturalizing. They also make lovely pot plants. The flowers are not the only attractive part of the plant; its finely incised greenish-gray leaves only add to Oxalis adenophylla’s beauty.