Oxalis 'Waverley Hybrid'

Shamrock, Sorrel, Wood-sorrel


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Gorgeous tuberous small Oxalis hybrid whose parents call the alpine scree slopes of the Andes home.  Harold McBride of Ireland did a cross between Oxalis laciniata and a deep pink form of Oxalis enneaphylla with the resultant seedlings called 'Waverley Hybrids' and we presume that over time, this one gained the most favor and is now simply 'Waverley Hybrid'. Intense purple flowers with petals striped in darker purple lines as well as white striations.  Small bulb-like rhizomes are several inches deep in the wild but in cultivation tend to work themselves close to the surface and seem to be happy in either regimen.  Ideal for troughs, crevice or rock gardens and we reckon easily zone 6-8.  A very tidy and compact grower and difficult to source outside of Europe which is where we had to go to get ours.


Plant Type

  • Perennial / Bulb

Mature Size


Hardiness Zones

  • Zone 6a (-10 °F)
  • Zone 6b (-5 °F)
  • Zone 7a (0 °F)
  • Zone 7b (5 °F)
  • Zone 8a (10 °F)
  • Zone 8b (15 °F)

Sun Exposure

  • Full Sun

Water Needs

  • Moderate

Bloom Time

  • Summer