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Purple Shamrock

SKU: AM002807
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Shipping begins the week of March 18th, 2024
Purple Shamrock is a mounding plant that 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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Botanical Name
Oxalis triangularis
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10, Zone 11
Hardiness Zone
Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10, Zone 11
Annual in colder zones
Easy To Grow, Long Bloom Time, Striking Foliage, Container Planting, Small Spaces
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Height
4-6" tall
Bloom Time
Early summer until frost


Purple Shamrock, also known as False Shamrock or Love Plant, is a particularly interesting and beautiful member of the worldwide Oxalis family, which includes wood sorrels and clover-leaved plants of all sizes and descriptions. Purple Shamrock has lovely variegated leaves that range from deep green to purple, creating unique and dramatic contrast in borders or containers. Delicate, light pink flowers appear in early summer and bloom until frost.

Try these beautiful bulbs in a sunny spot in your garden or in a container. They are extremely easy to grow; however, bulbs are tender and not winter hardy. They can be grown as an annual or a houseplant. If you live in a colder zone and want them to 'come back' in the garden, lift the tubers in Fall and store in a cool, dry place to be replanted in Spring.