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Please could you identify this plant for me I have been growing it for 10 years and it never seems to get any bigger.

Thanks Anne




What you have there, Anne, is Oxalis purpurea. A native of S. Africa it only grows to 4 ins high, and spreads very slowly.

26 Jun, 2009


Bigbumblebee is spot on, I also have this plant, it is a bulb, my dad also had this plant and when he died I combined his and mine and it is very beautiful and so easy to keep.

26 Jun, 2009


Yep, that's what it is - I grow mine outside in the summer (see my photos - and I leave it out all the time, as its in a sheltered spot, and it comes up every year)

26 Jun, 2009


love all types of Oxalis---its great for splitting and potting up for other people---if you forget it and it dies back it will start up ok when you water it

30 Jun, 2009

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