Oxalis violacea (Violet Wood Sorrel) [15 Seeds]


Germination Information: I recommend these only for patient gardeners who are experienced with challenging perennial seeds. Sow them when they arrive, just covering the seeds with growing medium. Set the pot outdoors so it can get a natural chilling period of at least 2 months, and keep it moist so the seeds can germinate when conditions are right (likely in spring spring). Be aware that sprouting can be slow and irregular. Be sure to mark the planting area clearly so you don’t accidentally pull out the seedlings or spring-emerging growth, which looks much like weedy oxalis.

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Violet wood sorrel (Oxalis violacea) is dainty and charming, with lavender-pink, white- to green-throated blooms in mid to late spring over the three-leaflet leaves in clumps that reach 4 to 6 inches tall. Providing a valuable early food source for native bees, such as mason bees, the flowers open on sunny days and close at night or in cloudy weather. The plants go dormant soon after flowering, usually retreating underground to tiny bulbs by midsummer. They may pop up again for another round of flowering in fall. Over time, they can spread to form patches by reseeding and by bulb offsets; just keep in mind that this species cannot withstand competition from vigorous companions. Violet wood sorrel is native to much of the eastern US. It can grow in sun or partial shade and average, well-drained soil. Perennial; reportedly hardy in Zones 4 or 5 to 9.

Collected in early June 2023. At least 15 seeds. Unknown ecotype. Shipping to US addresses only.

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