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Organic Oxalis deppei 'Iron Cross' - Lucky Clover | 10 pcs.

Organic Oxalis deppei 'Iron Cross' - Lucky Clover | 10 pcs.

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Organic lucky clover with pink flowers

Oxalis deppei 'Iron Cross', from the wood sorrel family, owes its name to the purple-red markings on the four leaves. The four leaves grow on a stem about 15 centimeters high and are approximately 10 centimeters wide. It produces many small pink flowers, each about 2 centimeters wide, formed by five petals and an open heart that is attractive to insects such as bees and bumblebees.

They grow in clusters on flower stems approximately 20 centimeters long. Certainly the most famous member of the wood sorrel family is the 'lucky clover,' also known as 'shamrock' or 'four-leaved wood sorrel.' Due to its multiple leaf stems, it forms a full bunch of greenery and can be used as ground cover. The plant blooms from summer until late autumn with many small pink flowers.

If you have moss in the grass, consider planting this oxalis. It is a nitrogen fixer, which means it can fix nitrogen from the air and make it available to other plants. In a nitrogen-rich lawn, moss struggles to grow, so adding oxalis can help reduce moss and promote a healthier lawn.

How, where and when do I plant lucky clover flowerbulbs?

The Oxalis deppei is moderately hardy. We therefore recommend planting the flowerbulbs after the ice saints. The planting depth is 2 to 3 times the height of the tuber and the planting distance is 2 to 3 times the width of the tuber.

Choose a location in the garden where the Oxalis deppei receives partial shade. This plant cannot tolerate bright sunlight all day long. A spot under a tree or next to a building that offers the plant some protection from direct sunlight is ideal.

It grows best in well-drained soil with average fertility. This plant prefers a soil that is slightly moist, but not soggy.

Lucky clover can grow in a variety of soil types, including sandy soil, loam soil and clay soil. The most important thing is that the soil is well-drained and does not retain excess water. If the soil is too heavy and compact, this can lead to waterlogging and bulb rot.

Adding organic matter, such as compost, can improve soil structure and promote moisture retention. This can be useful if you have soil with less than ideal properties, such as heavy clay soil. Adding compost or well-decomposed manure to the soil will improve drainage and add nutrients to the soil.

Plant it in groups or between perennials for a beautiful effect. Plant about 20 to 30 plants per square meter.

Tip! Plant the flowerbulbs in a hanging container and hang it on the fence for a decorative effect!

Care of the lucky clover

The entire plant dies completely in the fall. Protect the flower bulbs with leaves or other covering material against light frost or remove the flower bulbs from the ground before the first frost and store them in a dry, frost-free place and plant them again in the ground in the spring.

Propagation

The Oxalis deppei can spread through root tubers and seeds. If you want to propagate the plant, you can separate the tubers and plant them in other locations in the garden. Sowing can also be done by collecting ripe seeds and sowing them in the ground the following year.

Is lucky clover Edible?

The leaves of the Oxalis deppei 'Iron Cross' taste sour, they taste a bit like lemon, very tasty! For example, it can be used in a salad, stir-fry dish or simply as a snack. (The leaves and flowers will grow back new again a little while later, so it is not a shame to pick them to eat!) Eat in moderation, because the plant contains oxalic acid, which we should not consume too much! The advantage of oxalic acid is that the snails don't like it!

Combine oxalis with dahlias, for example. They bloom at the same time and the oxalis brightens up the ground around the dahlia!

We can only recommend eating plants when they are grown organically!


Organic Oxalis deppei 'Iron Cross' - Skal NL-BIO-01 certified: 109459

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Characteristics

Flowering time: July - September
Planting time:
From May (or from March indoors)
Planting depth:
5 cm deep
Planting distance: 5 cm apart
Height:
10 cm
Flower diameter: 2 cm
Location:
Partial shade, sun
Soil/ph: Clay, loam, sandy soil - Slightly acidic/neutral
Winter hardiness:
Moderately hardy
Propagation: Mediocre
Origin: Mexico
Family: Oxalidaceae (wood sorrel family)
Colour: Pink
Bee-friendly: Yes
Fragrant: No
Bulb size: 5+

 

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