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Molten Lava Oxalis vulcanicola

Exposure
  • Part Sun to Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
Mature Size
10" 0"
Height
6 - 10"
Spread
0"
  • Details

    Features

    In low light, the foliage is chartreuse; in sunnier locations it turns a rich orange; sterile and noninvasive

    Award Winner
    Deadheading Not Necessary

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Annual
    Height Category: 
    Short
    Garden Height: 
    6 - 10 Inches
    Spacing: 
    10 - 12 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Yellow
    Flower Shade: 
    Yellow
    Foliage Colors: 
    Yellow
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    Chartreuse
    Habit: 
    Mounded
    Container Role: 
    Filler

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Bloom Time: 
    Mid Spring
    Bloom Time: 
    Late Spring
    Bloom Time: 
    Early Summer
    Bloom Time: 
    Mid Summer
    Bloom Time: 
    Late Summer
    Hardy Temperature: 
    28°F
    Hardiness Zones: 
    9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses Notes: 

    Use in hanging baskets, combinations, window boxes and landscapes

    Maintenance Notes: 

    Self-cleaning, no deadheading necessary.

  • 10 Reviews

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    • These little plants pack a punch of color to any container. I have used them as companion plants around my purple fountain grass plants. The combination of colors is outstanding.

      Diane Rockhill
      , Washington
      , United States
      , 23 weeks ago
    • Got it from a local nursery 4 years ago . Truly fell in love with it , unfortunately I had it in my kitchen window ...when it reached 56 below 0 being too close to the window it froze. I have been searching for it every since . I live in North Pole Alaska , had I only realized how cold it was in the window../ would have put it under the lights in different area of house. It's one of the sweetest , happiest plants I'v ever had . Really miss having it's company !! Would be plum happy to have a house full of them , any idea where I could purchase the bulb or Plant its self?? I promise I will take better care of it this time !! Thank you very much! Donna

      Donna D Logan-Wilson
      , Alaska
      , United States
      , 6 years ago
    • This plant is really beautiful and easy to maintain. It thrives indoors and out with very little fuss. The blooms are nice accents to the plants' apple green leaves when in the shade but give it sun and the leaves turn bright orange like glowing molten lava. The plant is compact and can grow in small containers like bonsai pots and nice stoneware or ceramics. It's also a nice filler plant in the foreground for group plantings where it can trail on the side of the container adding contrast and flow to the theme. A really wonderful and versatile plant by itself or in mixed containers. It's a winner.

      Lawrence
      , 8 years ago
    • I LOVE THIS PLANT!!! Beautiful color foliage and yellow flowers. It did wonderful for me in pots last year. Maintenance free and drought tolerant. It bloomed from spring all the way through the fall. This year, I'm planning to use them in a mass planting in the landscape.

      Suzanne
      , 8 years ago
    • Another great little oxalis, I love plants in unusual colors, and this one has so many to offer. It has been great in my main flower bed with lots of sun, I would recommend this plant for the unusual color, small leaves and dainty flowers to brighten up the standard color scheme.

      Geniene
      , 8 years ago
    • Didn't seem bothered by the lack of heat. Took the cold below freezing

      Kim White
      , Indiana
      , United States
      , 9 years ago
    • It proved very useful as an accent planting in areas that I did not have a lot of color during the season. And not a mess to have to deal with either!

      Kyle House
      , California
      , United States
      , 9 years ago
    • necole
      , Indiana
      , United States
      , 9 years ago
    • An easy plant to take care which gives you Fall colors in Summer!

      Joyce
      , California
      , United States
      , 9 years ago
    • Super easy and utterly lovely.

      Lehua Wells
      , California
      , United States
      , 9 years ago
  • 4 Awards

    Award Year Award Plant Trial
    2005 Arboretum Approved Dallas Arboretum
    2005 Arboretum Approved Dallas Arboretum
    2005 Arboretum Approved Dallas Arboretum
    2005 Arboretum Approved Dallas Arboretum
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