Oxalis deppei also known as Iron Cross Oxalis, or Good Luck Shamrock is a perennial Oxalis that grows from a scaly tuber. The bright green leaves have a dark purple variegation in the center of the leaves forming a cross like design. This presents a striking contrast to the beholder. The plants grow in clumps and will reach up to 12 inches tall. Unlike most oxalis species the Iron Cross Oxalis prefers a sunny location. Darl pink flowers start to appear in the summer and can stay in flower into the fall. It is sometimes grown for its edible tubers, but most gardeners grow it for its attractive leaves that are composed of 4 large leaflets .
This native to Mexico was introduced into cultivation during the heyday of plant collecting in Victorian times and has proven itself garden worthy as well as no-invasive. The foliage of the Oxalis deppei containing the poisonous Oxaloacetate has a lemony taste that when used in moderation is not considered harmful and are often used in foods cooked and fresh.
Oxalis deppei needs full sun to light shade , preferring a rich , moist soil and regular monthly feedings of a balanced fertilizer during the growing season.
We are offering a well-established plant growing in a 4 inch container, if not dormant the leaves will be 3 to 5 inches tall.