Bulbs of
Southern Africa



7000  Oxalis  adenodes  ----- 3 for $ 6.00         
Very large brilliant white flowers.  Leaflets are pointed.


7001  Oxalis attaquana  --  Each:  $ 7.00  Few available  
NEW  --
 A delightful species with pale pink flowers and unusual leaves, each leaflet looking
like an old-fashioned battle axe.


7005  Oxalis  ambigua    -----  Not available this year    
As the hairy leaves emerge, they look like little cabbages.  Flowers are white          



7007  Oxalis annae -----  3 for $ 6.00
Neat yellow flowers on short stems, the petals backed with                                    
ruby.  Leaves are narrow and hairy.  Extremely floriferous, when in        
bloom the flowers are so numerous they completely hide the foliage.


7010  Oxalis  bifurca ----Each:  $ 3.50          
Each leaflet is deeply divided, forming a "Y."  Flowers are                                              
deep pink.  Multiplies very slowly.


7015  Oxalis  bowiei ----- 3 for $ 6.00
Very large bright green leaves and umbels of deep pink flowers.  Grows              
well into summer if kept watered.                                                                                                


                        
7030  Oxalis  callosa  ----  Each:  $ 3.50        
One of the most desirable Oxalis, with fragrant flowers that are purple with a deep
crimson band in the throat.  Narrow leaves.

            
7032  Oxalis cathara --  Each:  $ 6.00
A very rare species with large white scented flowers
that stay open on dull days.  Leaves are feathery grey.


7031  Oxalis caprina  --  3 for $ 6.00
Lilac flowers and clover-like leaves.  Blooms into the
summer.  



7034  Oxalis clavifolia  --  Each:  $5.00
Bright yellow flowers on tall 12" (30cm) stems.  The leaves are slightly sticky and very hairy.  



7035   Oxalis cf. ciliaris ---- Each:  $ 6.00
The tiny leaves are clustered at the end of a wiry stem that holds                         
the rose pink flowers.  Very floriferous.


7040  Oxalis  commutata  ----- 3 for $ 6.00           
Tiny succulent leaves and lavender-pink flowers with a strong scent like talcum powder.
Starts blooming in September before the leaves appear, and blooms                
best when the bulbs are crowded in their container.   Zone  8-10.


7053  Oxalis  comosa   -----   Not available this year  
There have been some forms of O. obtusa in circulation that have been
incorrectly named O. comosa.  This is the true species, that grows
like a little tree decked with lavender flowers that are sweetly scented.  


7060  Oxalis  compressa ----- 3 for $ 6.00           
The green leaflets have red markings at the base, and the bright yellow                            
flowers are produced in an umbel.  


7061  Oxalis compressa -  'Pom-Pom'  --  Each:  $ 3.50
A rare double form of the pretty yellow O. compressa.  Each cluster of perfect double flowers
makes a rounded pom-pom.  There are very few double Oxalis, this is one of the best.


7070  Oxalis  convexula  -----  3 for $ 7.50      
Tight mounds of tiny succulent leaves with large salmon-pink flowers in                             
mid winter.   Forms bulbils in the crown, and can self-sow.   Zone 9-10.  


7071  Oxalis densa  --  Each: $ 4.50
This lovely little species forms a compact mound of hairy
leaves with masses of white flowers striped purple on the petal
underside.  FEW AVAILABLE


7072  Oxalis depressa  --  Not available this year
A very variable species, this lovely form has glowing pink flowers with a satin sheen.



7085  Oxalis  ecklonii var sonterii  (see O. purpurea Lavender)                               


7086  Oxalis exserta  --  Not available this year
NEW  --
 The leaves and flowers are held atop a slender stem like a little bouquet.  Flowers are
deep rose.


7090  Oxalis  engleriana ---- 3 for $ 7.50          
The leaves have seven narrow silvery leaflets, and the flowers are                                  
bright violet with a magenta eye-ring.


7100  Oxalis  fabaefolia   ----- 3 for $ 6.00        
The two long narrow leaflets give this Oxalis its common name "Rabbit's Ears."           
Large yellow flowers.                                                                                                              



7110  Oxalis  fergusoniae   --- Each:  $ 4.00
Delicate pink flowers with small succulent leaves.                                                 
Occasionally forms crown bulblets.


7120  Oxalis  flava  ----- 3 for $ 6.00          
The leaves are shaped like tiny palm fronds and the huge brilliant yellow flowers
appear in mid-winter.                                                                                                                


7130  Oxalis  flava - Lavender Form   (syn.  O. lupinifolia) ---- Each: 3.50            
Beautiful greyish leaves with very wide leaflets, resembling somewhat                          
the leaf of a lupine.  Pale lavender flowers.  



7132  Oxalis  flava - Pink Form  ---- Each:  $5.50  
The handsome broad grey-blue leaflets are arranged like an                                              
Elizabethan ruff.  Flowers are a very pale pink. Slow to increase.


7140  Oxalis  flava var. pectinaria   ---- 3  for $ 6.00         
The long narrow leaflets are arranged like a fan.   Flowers are yellow.   



7141  Oxalis flaviuscula  --  Each:  $ 6.00   SOLD OUT
NEW  --
 Related to O. flava, and with similar flowers, the leaflets are very
narrow and thread like.


7142  Oxalis flaviuscula v. longifolia  --  Each:  $ 6.00    SOLD OUT
NEW  --
 The subspecies has much larger leaves, with the base of the
petioles deep red.                        



7145  Oxalis  fragrans  ---- 3 for $ 7.50
The dainty lavender flowers stay open into the evening and have
a strong freesia-like scent.  



7143  Oxalis  foveolata  ----- Each: $ 4.50        
The thick leathery leaves are heavily veined.  Flowers are cream,                        
delicately veined all over with pink.  Outstanding.        
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Oxalis is an enormous genus, with the majority coming from South America and South Africa.  Only a few
South American species are included in this list, and are noted as such.  Oxalis are wonderful "collector's items"  
--  you know you have been bitten by the bug when, upon seeing their dazzling jewel-like flowers and different
leaf forms, you experience an irrepressible urge to possess more!  The South African species are largely
winter-growers, brightening the dreary months with their exuberant flowers, then go dormant in summer.  They
are best appreciated as container plants, and need sun to open their flowers.
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