Candycane Sorrel (Oxalis versicolor) 冰淇淋酢漿草

Candycane Sorrel (Oxalis versicolor) 冰淇淋酢漿草

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Candycane Sorrel (Oxalis versicolor) flowers are so cute! 冰淇淋酢漿草的花真是小巧可愛!

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Candycane Sorrel (Oxalis versicolor) flower in full bloom.冰淇淋酢漿草的花全開的樣子.

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Candycane Sorrel (Oxalis versicolor) foliage and flower bud. 冰淇淋酢漿草的葉片與花苞.

2018-01-02 Oxalis Ice Cream (2)

Candycane Sorrel (Oxalis versicolor) flower is about to bloom.冰淇淋酢漿草的花快盛開了.

Tropical small flowering bulb.  Perennial.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location.  Small white flowers in winter to early summer.  Under side of the flowers with red edging, from the bottom of the bloom looks like candy, hence the name.   Flowers attract bees and butterflies.  USDA Zones:7-9.  Mature size:6″-1′(H) X 9″-1′(W).  Propagate by rhisomes, bulbs, corms, cuttings or division.    Suitable in containers indoors or alpine garden.

熱帶小型開花球根.  多年生.  容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照處.  冬天到初夏開白色單瓣的小花. 花的背面有紅色瓣緣,全開時從花底下看如同糖果,又像冰淇淋甜筒的螺紋,故ˋ名.  花頗吸引蜂蝶.  喜熱不甚耐寒.  成熟株高6吋到1呎,寬幅9吋到1呎.  繁殖方式以地下莖,球根,小球,扦插或分株的方式來進行.  適合室內靠窗盆植或高山型花園栽種.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxalis_versicolor                 https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/candy-cane-oxalis/growing-candy-cane-oxalis.htm                                                  https://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/71231/

9 thoughts on “Candycane Sorrel (Oxalis versicolor) 冰淇淋酢漿草

  1. Lovely to see this post, Author of “My Food And Flowers". When I was growing up in South Africa, we would often pick wild oxalis (with yellow flowers and very long, fat stems) to nibble on – the stems, leaves and flowers were delicious!

    I grow an oxalis in my kitchen in the UK, which has a burgundy/purplish leaf and pink flowers – I have seen it referred to as “Love Clover", but do not know its botanical name. The flavour is reminiscent of what I loved to nibble on as a child … and the leaves look like butterflies dancing.

    Blessings,

    Holly

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