Here's a particularly interesting and beautiful member of the worldwide Oxalis family, which includes all the wood sorrels and lots of clover-leaved plants of all sizes and descriptions. This oxalis is native to Mexico, but has been cultivated in Europe since Victorian times. It is particularly handsome, both in flower and foliage, and has lots of common names. 'Iron Cross Oxalis' is one, and 'The Good Luck Plant' is another. Each of this plant's leaves is a perfect four-leaf clover. What's more, the leaves have distinct 'iron cross' markings in the centers, in fact, some hybrids have a clear maroon splotch on each petal, forming a cross. O. Deppei's summer flowers are also edible, often used in salads.
Oxalis deppei is hardy to approximately zone 7, and it makes a great pot plant anywhere. Unlike many of its genus, this Oxalis enjoys full sun. It's slow to come up in the spring after winter, and begins blooming in July.'
Pink Shamrock, Lucky Clover, Iron Cross
|Item Package Size|
Bag of 15
Less than 1" flowers
Green heart-shaped foliage that forms a cross with a burgundy center.
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Early summer until frost
5 bulbs per sq. ft. or 3-4" apart.
Plant 2-3" deep.
Average, Well Draining
Easy To Grow, Good For Containers
Perennial in zones 7-10. Annual in zones 3-6.
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
|Poisonous or Toxic to Animals|
All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested. Toxic to dog, cats and horses.
Spring / Summer
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada|