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Zinfandel Oxalis vulcanicola

(13 REVIEWS)
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" 12"
Height
6 - 10"
Spread
10 - 12"
  • Details

    Features

    Wine-red leaves with yellow flowers; sterile and noninvasive

    Award Winner
    Deadheading Not Necessary

    Characteristics

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

    Plant Needs

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

    Great cascading out of containers or window boxes

    Maintenance Notes: 

    Self-cleaning, no deadheading necessary.

    "Very nice! Little hard for me to use in planting beds, the golden color of the flower just didn't blend well with my color scheme so I kept it containerized (monoplanting, low dish) and the publis reacted favorably... lots of questions about it. Who cares if it blooms - foliage makes it worth growing." - Janet Draper, Smithsonian Institution

  • 13 Reviews

    • I struggled with this finicky plant for weeks, thought it was dying, turned red, and just looked like a p.o.s. One hot day, while moving my other babies out of the scorching sun, I brought the ever so unsightly zinfandel into the full shade also. And to my surprise, within hours it was reborn! So, as the exposure recommended, part sun to sun, they're wrong. I'd say full to part shade for outdoor summer months. A sunny window indoors during our Michigan winters will do the job.

      Kate
      Michigan
      United States
      5 years ago
      Satisfactory Average performance, met expectations but not outstanding.
    • I had this plant last year and it didn;t do so well, but this year it was a prize winner. I really wish I can grow it inside but I am afraid it will dry up,due to the lack of humidity in the house during winter.

      Eduvina
      7 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
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      ecddvwoa
      Michigan
      United States
      8 years ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • Love the plant, very easy to grow, but find it very invasive!!

      Russell Studebaker
      Saskatchewan
      Canada
      8 years ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • Love this plant for containers, I always overwinter it, adds such nice color and easy to grow.

      Jackie
      Minnesota
      United States
      8 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • It grew in a difficult place in the yard that gets the eastern sun and gets hot, then cools off in the afternoon and gets very shady.

      Steve
      New Jersey
      United States
      8 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • Linda
      Illinois
      United States
      8 years ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • Healthy and in bloom until mid October.

      Joan La Mourie
      Michigan
      United States
      8 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • Beautiful, no-maintenance plant, striking color!

      David
      Michigan
      United States
      8 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • Thrived in part shade windowbox

      Chris
      Illinois
      United States
      8 years ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
  • 8 Awards

    Award Year Award Plant Trial
    2006 Excellent Rating Longwood Gardens
    2006 Excellent Rating Longwood Gardens
    2006 Excellent Rating Longwood Gardens
    2006 Excellent Rating Longwood Gardens
    2005 Arboretum Approved Dallas Arboretum
    2005 Arboretum Approved Dallas Arboretum
    2005 Arboretum Approved Dallas Arboretum
    2005 Arboretum Approved Dallas Arboretum
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