Oxalis adenophylla, commonly known as Chilean oxalis or silver shamrock (among other common names), is an Argentinian and Chilean alpine plant. It does well in far-north locations such as Sweden, Norway and Nova Scotia (Canada), as well as in purely temperate regions. Its cold-hardiness comes from the bulb's adaptation to freezing during dormancy. It is, however, susceptible to rot in the winter in temperate zones, a problem not present where ground freezes in winter. It is tolerant of some shade, but will bloom most with southern full sunlight.
Hardiness: USDA Zones 4-10. Outside of its native location, it is often used for rock gardens. It can also do well as a houseplant.
- Sheader, Martin & Sheader, Anna-Liisa (2015). "Patagonian alpines". The Plantsman (New Series). 14 (1): 16–21.
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