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Posted: 02-Jan-2005, 08:10 PM
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Last St. Patrick's Day, a local floral shop offered shamrocks for sale. I wanted some but got there too late. Could someone tell me about them, or recommend a good site to to read about them? Do they last all year, or die out in the fall? Are they easy to care for? I have a black thumb, and if I get some I'd like to keep them around for a while!

Any help would be appreciated! smile.gif


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Posted: 04-Jan-2005, 11:03 AM
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I take it that no one has any advice for me? unsure.gif
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Posted: 04-Jan-2005, 12:47 PM
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I take it that no one has any advice for me? unsure.gif

Shamrocks are a weed in Ireland. They make good ground cover if they are in a wet place (like Ireland). They are easy to grow, if the conditions are right. They don't like too much sun or getting dry. If you want advice, try a different thread. laugh.gif


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Posted: 04-Jan-2005, 02:42 PM
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So woul;d they make a good indoor plant? Do they require a lot of maintenace (repotting, trimming back etc.)? Could someone with a black thumb and no knowledge of plants keep one around for a while?

And if I need THAT kind of advice I'll be sure to keep you at the top of my list of people to go to! biggrin.gif
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Posted: 05-Jan-2005, 12:49 PM
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QUOTE (WizardofOwls @ 04-Jan-2005, 01:42 PM)
So woul;d they make a good indoor plant? Do they require a lot of maintenace (repotting, trimming back etc.)? Could someone with a black thumb and no knowledge of plants keep one around for a while?

And if I need THAT kind of advice I'll be sure to keep you at the top of my list of people to go to! biggrin.gif

The little beggers grow like weeds. biggrin.gif errrr.....they ARE weeds. They are a small ground cover plant. They may do ok indoors. I've never tried that. I HAVE grown them outside in a shady area with succulents around. If you live where it freezes, indoors would be better.
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There is also a specific plant called Oxalis which is generally referred to as shamrocks. There is the green variety, and the Oxalis triangularis ?Atropurpurea? . This variety has almost burgundy-purple (very dark) leaves and the flowers are light pink. Absolutely gorgeous! I am unsure about the green ones. Let me check. A great site that seems to answer a bunch of questions on these is:

Bachmans Floral

Most of them seem to be classified as weeds, especially the yellow flowered ones(known as the scourge of California) biggrin.gif

There seem to be a huge number of them, so check around on the net.

Plant Delights Nursery is a fabulous one in Raleigh. They have many varieties. Hope this helps!


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Posted: 09-Jan-2005, 05:05 PM
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This site has all the answers you need , and lots you, more than likey do not as well .. angel_not.gif


http://landscaping.about.com/cs/lawns/a/cl...lover_lawns.htm

This one had wonderful growing and "How To's"...
and ways to ID the clover, we call Shamrocks..

http://www.suite101.com/article.cfm/Design...ndscapes/107294

Wonderfuly to the point, and a great buying sorce

http://www.fourleafclover.com/3fact.html

Heres a place to buy house plants !
its from the site above ..

http://www.fourleafclover.com/

Lots and lots of seed varities here ..

http://www.outsidepride.com/store/catalog/...-p-1-c-314.html

And here , from clover.com, Tips for growing "Shamrocks " indoors..

http://www.fourleafclover.com/grow.html

With a wee bit o'luck you may have some by St.Pat's Day!
Good luck to you, and,
Please, let me know how it goes !

I happen to love Irish Tears , if you have not givin this sweet house plant a look,
please do..

http://springhillnursery.com/search.asp?ss...3507&EID=GSH364

It is so lovley and does very well indoors ..
Here is a close up..

http://www.worldplants.com/soleirolia.htm

I hope these helped !
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Thanks Paula!

I'll be sure and check these out! I've always wanted a shamrock, but like I said, I have a black thumb and don't want to kill the poor thing! sad.gif Come St. Pati's Day I'ma gonna get me one! And I just want to be prepared since I don't know DIRT about keeping plants! biggrin.gif I hope they are pretty low maintenance, since it s the maintenace part that I'm not good with!
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You are so welcome smile.gif

From my reading it seems the wee green ones just desire a shady spot,
and frequent watering ..
I bet you can handle that !

Good luck,
I would love to hear about your progress!

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QUOTE (WizardofOwls @ 02-Jan-2005, 06:10 PM)
Last St. Patrick's Day, a local floral shop offered shamrocks for sale. I wanted some but got there too late. Could someone tell me about them, or recommend a good site to to read about them? Do they last all year, or die out in the fall? Are they easy to care for? I have a black thumb, and if I get some I'd like to keep them around for a while!

Any help would be appreciated! smile.gif

Our local Kroger's always has Shamrocks for sale around St. Patrick's Day. I bought one a few years back and kept it inside for 2 years and then moved it outside. I forgot to bring it back in before the frost got it! I'll probably buy another one this March. Summer before last I planted oxalis and a few came bck up this past summer. They are very easy to grow and maintain.

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Wish me luck! I bought my first shamrock today! And it is very pretty, with little white bell-shaped flowers! I hope I don't kill it like I have every other plant I've ever owned! sad.gif
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I guess I should've saved my money! My best friend at work brought me another one today, so now I have two! Oh well, I guess I have a back up in case I kill one! biggrin.gif
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QUOTE (WizardofOwls @ 16-Mar-2005, 07:10 PM)
I guess I should've saved my money! My best friend at work brought me another one today, so now I have two! Oh well, I guess I have a back up in case I kill one! biggrin.gif

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I bought a Shamrock (Oxalis) Wednesday night at Kroger's. Here is the instuctions that came with the plant.

Bright light, full sun.
Moderately dry soil.
Average home temp.

Allen, oxalis is easy to grow. Year before last, I planted some outside and they did well, they came up last year and I'm hoping they'll return this year. I had a pot of oxalis for two years and put it outside in the summer time, I forgot to bring it in in the fall and the frost got it.

I suppose if we ranked high we could have our Shamrocks in a crystal bowl like President Bush received from the Prime Minister of Ireland, I think it was the prime minister unsure.gif Mine came in a plastic container! biggrin.gif

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Posted: 18-Mar-2005, 09:04 PM
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Thanks, Maggie!

I'm not sure what kind mine are - the florist didn't even know! But they plants stand about 4 inches high, have large, trefoil leaves, and the flowers are kind of bell shaped. I'm already concerned about the plants. Do the leaves sort of collapse in on the themselves, like an umbrella, at night, or am I already having a bad effect on the poor things? I've only had them 2 days so there's no way I could kill them already!

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