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As a comment about Oxalis (Oxalis versicolor), valleylynn wrote:

Native to flats and slopes in the southwestern region of the Western Cape, growing in low-lying, wet areas in fields

When grown as a summer grower in warmer climates, or under lights, the foliage will form nice, tight mounds. In weaker winter light or shade, specimens will be more lax in habit.

In researching this plant, I found that this is one of the Oxalis species that love moisture when in growth, and appreciate discontinuing of all water during the summer (which in nature would be their resting period). Start back with watering in September, as that is when the shorter days and cooler temperatures will trigger them to continue growing.
Name: Donna King
Selmer, TN (Southern West TN) (Zone 7b)
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donnabking
Oct 11, 2014 10:45 AM CST
Thanks for this info Valleylynn! My first attempt at these are just sprouting! Y'all wish me luck! I just bought 5 bulbs, so hope to do well.
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Oct 11, 2014 11:34 AM CST
I really look forward to seeing how your do Donna. Please keep us updated. Don't forget to add photos to the database.

I lost mine, so I want to see what you do to keep them happy.
Name: Donna King
Selmer, TN (Southern West TN) (Zone 7b)
Hummingbirder Garden Ideas: Master Level
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donnabking
Oct 21, 2014 9:26 PM CST
Lynn, the sprouts are now about 2-2 1/2" tall now and the leaves look kind of feathery. I am hoping to see buds soon as two of the other varieties I bought that have sprouted ate putting on buds already!!!!! I'm excited!!!!!;0)
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
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valleylynn
Oct 22, 2014 12:34 AM CST
Will you be keeping them indoors for winter time? I know almost nothing about growing these beauties.
Yes, I do remember the leaves as being quite different from what we would usually see in oxalis. I look forward to seeing photos of yours. Hurray!

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