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Purple Shamrock

Oxalis regnellii 'Triangularis'

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Purple Shamrock (Oxalis regnellii 'Triangularis') at Echter's Nursery & Garden Center

Purple Shamrock flowers

Purple Shamrock flowers

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Plant Height:  6 inches

Flower Height:  8 inches

Spacing:  5 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  8a

Other Names:  Purple Wood Sorrel

Description:

Rich foliage gives a shock of purple color; covered with dainty little flowers in spring; interesting foliage opens and closes throughout the day; An excellent base for indoor containers, or as a lovely tabletop accent

Features & Attributes

Purple Shamrock's attractive fan-shaped leaves remain black in color with hints of purple throughout the year. The flowers are not ornamentally significant.

This is a dense herbaceous houseplant with a mounded form. This plant may benefit from an occasional pruning to look its best.

Planting & Growing

When grown indoors, Purple Shamrock can be expected to grow to be only 6 inches tall at maturity extending to 8 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 6 inches. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. This houseplant will do well in a location that gets either direct or indirect sunlight, although it will usually require a more brightly-lit environment than what artificial indoor lighting alone can provide. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist soil, but will not tolerate any standing water. The surface of the soil shouldn't be allowed to dry out completely, and so you should expect to water this plant once and possibly even twice each week. Be aware that your particular watering schedule may vary depending on its location in the room, the pot size, plant size and other conditions; if in doubt, ask one of our experts in the store for advice. It is not particular as to soil type or pH; an average potting soil should work just fine.

There are many factors that will affect the ultimate height, spread and overall performance of a plant when grown indoors; among them, the size of the pot it's growing in, the amount of light it receives, watering frequency, the pruning regimen and repotting schedule. Use the information described here as a guideline only; individual performance can and will vary. Please contact the store to speak with one of our experts if you are interested in further details concerning recommendations on pot size, watering, pruning, repotting, etc.

-- THIS IS A HOUSEPLANT AND IS NOT MEANT TO SURVIVE THE WINTER OUTDOORS IN OUR CLIMATE --

 
 
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