Oxalis violacea 'Battle of the Bands'
Battle of the Bands Purple Woodsorrel
Item #: 10436
Zones: 5a to 9b, possibly colder
Dormancy: Winter, Summer
Height: 6" tall
Culture: Sun to Light Shade
Origin: United States
Pot Size: 2.5" pot (7.9 fl. oz/233 ml) ?
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Oxalis violacea 'Battle of the Bands' is our 2000 collection of the lovely US native Oxalis violacea from Polk County, Tennessee. We've traveled through the US for decades looking for exceptional leaf forms of Oxalis violacea, which can vary from solid green to purple-patterns, and this is one of our best. Oxalis 'Battle of the Bands' is a tight clumping form with lovely dark purple bands around the leaf edges. In April (NC), light lavender flowers are borne atop the foliage. Although we usually find these in moist woodland settings, they have been happy as proverbial clams in our full sun rock garden growing among cactus.