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oxalis rust


Hi all you lovely gardeners,

Just wondering if anyone has any advice on oxalis rust.

My gorgeous big oxalis red wine has a bad case of it.

I put some treatment on it yesterday but I'm not sure it'll pull through.

Should I do anything else? I don't want to lose it.

Thanks loads, Mel


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,088

    Hi Melanie image

    I'm not an intentional grower of oxalis although there is a very insistent variety that keeps appearing in my veg patch!  I'm sure that some people will be heartened to know that there is a disease that affects them.image

    However, I don't mean to be unkind - I can see that Oxalis Red Wine is a choice plant. image

    As I said I've not grown it, but my instinct would be to cut it hard back and water it and wait for it to re-shoot.  If it's in a container I'd also re-pot with fresh compost.

    Don't know what others think ............................ anyone got another idea ??? image

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

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