Redwood Sorrel, Oregon Oxalis, Shamrock
|Shamrocks and Wood Sorrels sold around St. Patrick's Day are just 2 of the hundreds of varieties of these cheery, clover-like perennials. Most are low herbaceous plants, others are subshrubby or shrubby, grown for their attractive foliage and flowers. Flower buds, rolled like an umbrella, are white, pink, yellow, or rose. Use creeping varieties as ground covers, but some like Oxalis pescaprae, may become pesky weeds. Plant others in rock gardens or hanging pots. Sun, water and care requirements vary widely by species.
This ground cover has 1-inch-wide, solitary flowers of pink, lilac, and occasionally white. Plant with ferns and water regularly.
Attributes - Oxalis oregana
Plant Type: Perennial
Bloom Season: Mid Spring through Early Fall
Flower Color: Lavender, Pink, White
Height: 3 in. to 8 in.
Width: 2 ft.
Sunlight: Partial Sun, Shade
Climate: Zones 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11