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A picture of a Chilean Wood Sorrel

Chilean Wood Sorrel

Oxalis adenophylla

Also known as

Sauer klee

Oxalis adenophyla 1 by (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Shade
Easy care
Light watering


USDA zone


Minimum temperature

Expected size








4 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Chilean Wood Sorrel Overview

Oxalis adenophylla is a spring-flowering deciduous bulbous perennial species that produces a clump of grey-green foliage divided into narrow, heart-shaped leaflets. The cup-shaped rosy-pink flowers have rounded petals and are paler towards the centre, with purple throats. They typically close in response to dull weather and at nighttime. Also known as Sauer Klee, this tactile looking plant has earned a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit and prefers a shaded location with rich good draining soil. These low maintenance plants make an attractive addition to alpine troughs and raised planters as well as rock and gravel gardens or along the edge of paths and patios

Common problems with Chilean Wood Sorrel

How to propagate Chilean Wood Sorrel


You can propagate by division of the bulbs or from seed in autumn.



Sow in late winter or early spring and provide bottom heat.

Special features of Chilean Wood Sorrel

Attractive flowers

Attractive leaves

Ground cover

Pot plant

Other uses of Chilean Wood Sorrel

Ground cover, walls, rock garden


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