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Candycane sorrel

Oxalis versicolor

'Candycane sorrel' is a plant in the Oxalis genus with a scientific name of Oxalis versicolor. The botanical name epithet for Candycane sorrel (versicolor) means 'changing color'.

1-1.5" white flowers, tinged with red atop a clover-like mound of leaves.

Candycane sorrel grows as a perennial and is an ornamental. Being a perennial plant, it tends to grow best over several years (approx 3 years and greater). Candycane sorrel normally grows to a max height of 8.58 inches (that's 22.0 cm metric). This plant tends to bloom in mid summer, followed by first harvests in mid summer.

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How to grow Candycane sorrel

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. The USDA Zones typically associated with Candycane sorrel are Zone 6 and Zone 9. Keep in mind when planting that Candycane sorrel is thought of as half hardy, so although it can survive a small mild cold snap, it is wise to ensure that this plant is protected from frost damage.

See our list of companion Plants for Candycane sorrel to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing Candycane sorrel from seed

Sow 3.9 inches (10.0 cm) deep with a guideline distance of 3.9 inches (10.0 cm).

Transplanting Candycane sorrel

plant in full sun to partial shade

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Candycane sorrel is a half hardy plant.

Common Candycane sorrel problems

These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Candycane sorrel plants:

Other names for Candycane sorrel


Candycane sorrel care instructions

How long does Candycane sorrel take to grow?

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