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Purple Shamrock Bulbs

This mounding plant boasts deep, almost black, shamrock-shaped foliage. Its contrasting, delicate pink blooms put on a show all summer long! Perfect for containers or a sunny spot in the garden. (Oxalis triangularis)

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Details:

Height: 4-6" tall
Bulb Spacing: 10 bulbs per sq. ft.
Bloom Time: Early summer until frost
Zones: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Shipping: Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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Details
SKU 36BULB10
Common Name Purple Shamrock or Wood Sorrel
Botanical Name Oxalis triangularis
Zones 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Ships As Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Pink
Estimated Mature Height 4-6" tall
Bulb Spacing 10 bulbs per sq. ft.
Planting Depth Plant 2-3" deep
Bloom Time Early summer until frost
Plant Type/Life Cycle Perennial
Planting Season Spring, Summer
Will Tolerate Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Soil Moisture Dry, Average, Well Draining
Suggested Uses Containers
Additional Information Can be grown as annuals in zones 2-5
Ships to Canada No
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Description
Purple Shamrocks are 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. 'Purple Shamrock' begins bloom in early summer and never stops until frost. Its almost black/purple foliage creates a unique and dramatic statement in the garden. Try these beautiful bulbs in the border of your sunny garden or in a container. They are extremely easy to grow; however, bulbs are tender and not winter hardy. If you want them to 'come back' and have heavy winters (receive killing frosts), lift them in fall and store for spring.
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Reviews

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Purple Shamrock Bulbs
 
3.9

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5.0

Purple Shamrocks

By Larry B

from Venice, FL

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        Comments about Purple Shamrock Bulbs:

        Great color and every bulb is just beautiful!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        1.0

        Disappointing

        By LOJO

        from NJ

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              Comments about Purple Shamrock Bulbs:

              Planted these in a pot. Out of 10 corms, 3 grew and even they were pretty sad. I was disappointed in their performance

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              coldmidwest

              By exbluebird

              from Howells, NE

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              Pros

              • Almost retired

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Purple Shamrock Bulbs:

                  Here in zone 4/5, mine are growing on the north side of my house--come up every year, but to insure them, I dig up the corms every late fall, and store them in fridge. Replant in March under plant lights to have more plants. Love them.

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Everyone wants to know what this is!

                  By Stanley

                  from North Braddock, PA

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Grow
                  • Unusual

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Houseplant in the north

                    Comments about Purple Shamrock Bulbs:

                    I love this plant because of the way it actively responds to sunlight, opening and folding its leaves. It reminds me that it is alive! People are always fascinated by it and ask about it and it's not easy to find. Thank you American Meadows!
                    My only frustration was that not all of the bulbs came up. I'd say about a quarter of them didn't. But this is a particularly beautiful variety with the black on the purple leaves.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Wonderful plant

                    By Alimae

                    from Pittsburg, CA

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                    Pros

                    • Easy indoor care
                    • Fast growing

                    Cons

                    • Invasive
                    • Toxic to dogs

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoors

                    Comments about Purple Shamrock Bulbs:

                    Rizomes grow quickly and are easy to divide making them great to share with friends. Leaves fold downward after dark. Fabulous for a sunny indoor window as long as it's not too hot.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    love the way it closes up at night.

                    By lucky lady

                    from haleyville,al

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                    Pros

                    • Bounces back if neglected
                    • Lucky plant
                    • Requires little upkeep

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • I use kitchen window sell

                      Comments about Purple Shamrock Bulbs:

                      my kitchen window looks great with this purple shamrock.it has sat in my window for about 7 years,never been transplanted just blooms with only once weekly water.i love the way she folds up her leaves at dark and opens them at daylight.recommend for anyone that doesn't have a green thumb.

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      beautiful, delicate, Magial

                      By Sola

                      from Los Angeles

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                      Pros

                      • Accurate Instructions
                      • Attractive
                      • Hardy
                      • Healthy
                      • Lightweight
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Garden
                        • Indoors
                        • Irish gifts
                        • Lawn
                        • Outdoors

                        Comments about Purple Shamrock Bulbs:

                        Oxalis triangularis
                        Two years ago I received a Shamrock plant for St. Patricks Day and I have been hooked ever since. I sent this to my sister as a gift and she was thrilled. Purple is her favorite color! The flowers are so delicate, truly magical!

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                        Shipping

                        Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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                        As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Some perennials are shipped as potted plants, some as perennial roots packed in peat.  The ‘Details’ tab describes how that item will ship. All perennials and spring-planted bulbs are packaged to withstand shipping and are fully-guaranteed. Please open upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

                        Perennials and spring-planted bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our Shipping Information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or Contact Us by email.

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