Can anyone help ?

becki1983April 19, 2010


My son bought home a bulb from school and we have re-potted it , but we have no idea what it is !! I was wondering if anyone could shed any light onto what it is , we were told it should grow to about 25cm and the flower but ours have grown beyond that and not flowered !!

Many Thanks


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It looks like Oxalis. Often called the Shamrook or Wood Sorrel. There are several varieties mine has pink flowers. Planted in the garden here for ten years. Al

    Bookmark   April 19, 2010 at 7:25AM
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Nancy zone 6

Yes, looks like Oxalis Iron Cross maybe, pink flowers. Semi hardy outside here in zone 6.

    Bookmark   April 19, 2010 at 7:33AM
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Thank you , hopefully it will flower soon :)

    Bookmark   April 19, 2010 at 9:22AM
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Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana(zone 5/6)

Hi becki1983,

If temperatures permit, you might want to set it outside. It doesn't look like it is thriving inside so it will likely not flower as it is.

You might update your member profile and put your location (United Kingdom) in the one box provided for the Garden Zone. See, I am zone 5/6 S INDIANA
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Here is a link that might be useful: Iron Cross Oxalis

    Bookmark   April 19, 2010 at 10:22AM
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