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Lucky Clover in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Oxalis tetraphylla 'Iron Cross'

 

Lucky Clover

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. 'Iron Cross', if planted in early spring, will grow and flower throughout spring and summer.The dark blotches on the leaves combine well with other dark purple/black flowers. The flowers are small, mid-pink and held in loose, airy sprays.

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plant Features
  • Lucky Clover likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Lucky Clover likes frequent watering

    Frequent watering

  • Lucky Clover is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Lucky Clover likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Lucky Clover

Latin name

Oxalis tetraphylla 'Iron Cross'

type

Bulb

family

Oxalidaceae

ph

5.6 - 7.8 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Lucky Clover likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Lucky Clover is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Lucky Clover likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Lucky Clover likes frequent watering

    Frequent watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Lucky Clover is 0.15meters x 0.15meters 0.15 M 0.15 M

Oxalis tetraphylla 'Iron Cross'

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. 'Iron Cross', if planted in early spring, will grow and flower throughout spring and summer.The dark blotches on the leaves combine well with other dark purple/black flowers. The flowers are small, mid-pink and held in loose, airy sprays.


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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