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Purple Shamrock Bulbs

 
Pink Purple Shamrock Bulbs, Oxalis triangularis, Purple Shamrock or Wood Sorrel
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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)

Zones 7 - 10
Advantages
Containers
Containers
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Mature Plant Size 4-6" tall
Bulb Spacing10 bulbs per sq. ft.
Bloom Time Early summer until frost
Size Bag of 15
SKU 36BULB10
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.
SKU 36BULB10
Common Name Purple Shamrock or Wood Sorrel
Botanical Name Oxalis triangularis
Zones 7, 8, 9, 10
Ships As Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Pink
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 Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Soil Moisture Dry, Average, Well Draining
Advantages Containers
Additional Information Can be grown as annuals in zones 2-5
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

All orders will be shipped the week of May 31st.

As soon as your order is placed you will receive an order confirmation email that will include your shipping information. We ship perennials and spring-planted bulbs at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennials 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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American MeadowsPurple Shamrock Bulbs
 
4.0

(based on 8 reviews)

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86%

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Best Uses

  • Indoors (3)

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

My favorite

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from New York, New York

About Me Getting Started

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Healthy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Indoors
    • Outdoors

    Comments about American Meadows Purple Shamrock Bulbs:

    These are doing well. It took at least 6 weeks to pop out of the ground, but they have been doing great ever since.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Purple Shamrocks

    By 

    from Venice, FL

    Verified Reviewer

    Comments about American Meadows Purple Shamrock Bulbs:

    Great color and every bulb is just beautiful!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    1.0

    Disappointing

    By 

    from NJ

    Verified Reviewer

    Comments about American Meadows 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 

    from Howells, NE

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    Pros

    • Almost retired

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about American Meadows 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 

        from North Braddock, PA

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy to Grow
        • Unusual

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Houseplant in the north

          Comments about American Meadows 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 

          from Pittsburg, CA

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          Pros

          • Easy indoor care
          • Fast growing

          Cons

          • Invasive
          • Toxic to dogs

          Best Uses

          • Indoors

          Comments about American Meadows 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 

          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 American Meadows 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.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            beautiful, delicate, Magial

            By 

            from Los Angeles

            About Me Getting Started

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Garden
              • Indoors
              • Irish gifts
              • Lawn
              • Outdoors

              Comments about American Meadows 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!

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

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              USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

              To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

              • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
              • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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