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Oxalis bulbous plants

Oxalis bulbous plantsOxalis is a genus of very pretty bulbous plants that thrive well in a mixture of loam, peat, and sand, or will grow in any light soil. Most of the tender kinds may be reared in a frame if protected from frost in the winter. After they have done flowering they should be kept dry until they begin to grow afresh.

Oxalis are increased by off-sets from the bulb. The hardy species should be planted in a shady border, where they will grow and flower freely.

The seeds of the Oxalis may be sown in the open in spring. Some of the varieties have fibrous roots: these will bear dividing. They are equally suitable for pots, borders, or rock-work. Their height differs from nine inches to three feet.