This item is available for purchase beginning in mid April. This item will be shipped in Sept-Oct according to hardiness zone.
Oxalis adenophylla. Delicate pink flowers and lovely foliage will make this a perennial "show off" in your garden. Each year, these cute little flowers will produce more and more, ensuring years of spring and summer colour. Height 6-8". Bulb size 6cm+ in circ.
Sold as: Pkg of 25
Bulbs for Fall Planting: Plant the bulbs as soon as possible once you have received them. If you cannot plant the bulbs as soon as they have been shipped to you, remove the bulbs from plastic bags and put them on trays with damp peat moss or sawdust in a cool, well-ventilated place until you have a chance to plant them. Do not store them at temperatures below 4°C. Generally all bulbs planted in the fall are hardy and do not need any special protection unless specified.
Where to Plant: The most important rule when planting bulbs is to choose an area that is well-drained. Most bulbs will rot or deteriorate quickly where soil is constantly damp. Most bulbs thrive in full sun, or at least 5-6 sunny hours daily. Within each individual bulb or perennial variety it is stated what type of light conditions are preferred.
Planting Bulbs General Info: Plant bulbs individually by digging a hole for each bulb with a trowel or bulb planter, or place several bulbs on the bottom surface of a larger hole, then cover with soil. As planting depths and spacing varies depending on the type of bulb, refer to the cultural information found later in this guide. Be sure to loosen the soil at the bottom of the hole and work in a handful of organic fertilizer such as Veseys Bulb Fertilizer. Then press each bulb firmly into the soil, top pointing up and fill in the hole. When in doubt as to which way is up on a bulb, plant it on its side and let 'Mother Nature' decide!
Choose an area with well-draining soil that receives full sun to part shade. Rock gardens are a good choice. Plant bulbs 3” deep and 3-5” apart. The end with the stringy hair roots is the bottom; if in doubt, plant the bulbs sideways. Water well.
To plant in containers, use good quality container mix that drains well. Plant bulbs 1 to 1 ½” deep and 3 to 4” apart. Water well and store the container in a cool, dry area, about 40 to 50 degrees Fahrenheit. Water very sparingly over the winter, until you see evidence of growth in the spring.
Keep the Pink Buttercups moist during the spring and summer growing season. Feed annually at the beginning of the growth season with a well-balanced fertilizer. Mulch in colder areas to protect bulbs from the winter freezing and thawing cycles.