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Pink Shamrock

SKU: AM007133
$11.99
per Bag of 15
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Overview
Pink Shamrock is often called the Good Luck plant for its resemblance to a lucky clover. Blooms are deep pink-red and last all season long, and look charming atop their heart-shaped clover-like leaves. (Oxalis deppei)
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Botanical Name
Oxalis tetraphylla
Advantages
Easy To Grow, Container Planting
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10
Hardiness Zone
Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10
Annual in colder zones
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Soil Moisture
Average
Mature Height
10-12" tall
Bulb Spacing
5 per sq ft
Bloom Time
Early summer until frost

Description

Pink Shamrock is a particularly interesting and beautiful member of the worldwide Oxalis family, which includes the wood sorrels and clover-leaved plants of all sizes and descriptions. This oxalis is native to Mexico, but has been cultivated in Europe since Victorian times. It is particularly handsome, both in flower and foliage, and has lots of common names. 'Iron Cross Oxalis' is one, and 'The Good Luck Plant' is another. Each of this plant's leaves is a perfect four-leaf clover. What's more, the leaves have distinct 'iron cross' markings in the centers, in fact, some hybrids have a clear maroon splotch on each petal, forming a cross. Pink Shamrock's summer flowers are also edible, often used in salads.

Oxalis tetraphylla, formerly known as Oxalis deppei, is hardy to approximately zone 7, and it makes a great container plant anywhere. Unlike many of its genus, this Oxalis enjoys full sun. It's slow to come up in the spring after winter, and begins blooming in July.'