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Oxalis Black Velvet in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Oxalis 'Black Velvet'

 

Oxalis 'Black Velvet'

Oxalis leaves are palmate with 3 - 12 leaflets - often clover-like. Some species are invasive and considered to be weeds. Others make excellent ground cover or houseplants. Most are frost tender and suitable for greenhouses or conservatory in cooler climes. 'Black Velvet' sports dark burgundy leaves and star-shaped snow-white blooms. Protect from frost in winter and plants may live to put on a repeat performance next year.

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plant Features
  • Oxalis Black Velvet likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Oxalis Black Velvet likes frequent watering

    Frequent watering

  • Oxalis Black Velvet is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Oxalis Black Velvet likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
Similar plants are available to buy from 3 store(s) in the UK
 
plant information

Common name

Oxalis 'Black Velvet'

Latin name

Oxalis 'Black Velvet'

type

Bulb

family

Oxalidaceae

ph

5.6 - 7.8 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Oxalis Black Velvet likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Oxalis Black Velvet is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Oxalis Black Velvet likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Oxalis Black Velvet likes frequent watering

    Frequent watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
  •  
    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Oxalis Black Velvet is 0.30meters x 0.25meters 0.30 M 0.25 M

Oxalis 'Black Velvet'

Oxalis leaves are palmate with 3 - 12 leaflets - often clover-like. Some species are invasive and considered to be weeds. Others make excellent ground cover or houseplants. Most are frost tender and suitable for greenhouses or conservatory in cooler climes. 'Black Velvet' sports dark burgundy leaves and star-shaped snow-white blooms. Protect from frost in winter and plants may live to put on a repeat performance next year.


Flowering Season

From Early Spring TO Early Summer

Flowering season is from early Spring to early Summer - and sometimes longer.

 

Planting Outdoors Autumn

From Early Autumn TO Mid Autumn

Plant in partial sun or full shade in Autumn

 

Planting Outdoors Spring

From Late Winter TO Early Spring

Plant in partial sun or full shade in Spring

 

Propagation by Division

From Late Winter TO Early Spring

Using a fork dig up plant, try to keep the root ball as complete as possible. Split the root ball at the centre with a sharp knife or a spade. Replant the plants to the same depth as the original and keep well watered until established.

 
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