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richard.spicer.7906

St Albans based, career changer and studying Horticulture. Bulb addict, South African plant fan and converted succulent lover

Oxalis versicolor

  • Season Icon Late WinterLate Winter 2021
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richard.spicer.7906

Believe it or not it’s been two months and these have stayed exactly like this. They have not attempted to open at all yet. One has even fainted at the anticipation 🤭 #oxalis #oxalisversicolour #oxalis-versicolour #candycanesorrel

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emch

#curiouscases

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lesliecole49

Taking their sweet time aren't they?

7d
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pelly

I ended up with three out of ten and no sign of flowers yet 🤔

6d
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DeborahBanks

Fainted 😄

6d
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richard.spicer.7906

And first flowers! One here and two others just forming! 🍭

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pelly

Wow, I’m so not jealous 🙄

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jeatacake

Wonderful 👍 I must admit that I'm very tempted by these.

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hebelover

Love the look of these ❤

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crabby58

Very pretty❤👍 @richard.spicer.7906

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columbiariver

I can see I need to have some of these to go with my plain old sorrel. Probably not available here. You really do have the best plants Rich 💚

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cowdenkyle

Looks great👍

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juliesgarden

Cute ☺️

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Please please let us see it when it’s open I failed with this a few years ago....

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richard.spicer.7906

Will do Elaine! Sounds like a few GT folk have tried to grow this but not been successful - I’m treating as an alpine but keeping it under cover to protect it from frosts @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

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richard.spicer.7906

Thanks Julie 🤗 @juliesgarden

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richard.spicer.7906

Cheers Kyle! 👍🏼 @cowdenkyle

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richard.spicer.7906

My newly created bulb beds in the polytunnel are really starting to come alive now. This oxalis is a winter grower and is coming back with more growth than last year, and seems to be liking its new home.

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pelly

I’ve got two now, yay 😂

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richard.spicer.7906

😄👏🏼👏🏼 @pelly

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richard.spicer.7906

The flowers of this Oxalis are very pretty, as the name suggests like bits of candy cane? 🍭 just peeking through the grit

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lesliecole49

These are so pretty, too bad they don't bloom at Christmas

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pelly

Tried and failed with these, must try again, they're so pretty 🍭🍭

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suerichards

They are such u unusual flowers 🤩

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richard.spicer.7906

Maybe next year Leslie. They should already be in flower by now but I got the bulb quite late so planted only a month ago. Keeping my fingers crossed we’ll see a flower this year although it was only a small bulb @lesliecole49

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richard.spicer.7906

Oh that’s a shame Jane - did you have them in a pot? They are growing them in terracotta pots in the alpine house at Wisley at the moment, not one probably for planting in the ground. Might be worth having another go in a pot in the greenhouse perhaps? @pelly

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richard.spicer.7906

Like little candy pieces Sue 🍭 @suerichards

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richard.spicer.7906

Will do Lin - not sure if it will produce a flower this year as it’s only small right now. But will keep my fingers crossed 🤞🏼 @linfoster

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pelly

They were in a planter outside Rich, so I’ll have a go in the greenhouse this time, thanks again for the advice 🙏👍

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