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I'm in love with this plant. It looks so unique. It's leaves are beautiful, aren't they? They remind me of butterflies:love:

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I heard that Purple Shamrock is also known as Love Plant:love: It's a very accurate name!:)

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I hope it will get bigger in spring:)
 
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I have one of those, it is huge. have a pic on photobucket of it, if I think about it will get it later and post. the other lap top works easier to grab things than this one.
 
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I'd love to see it, Esther Knapicius:)
My Purple Shamrock is looking better with every passing day, so I hope it will get really big too:)
 
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It looks the best when it gets full and tight with the stems/leaves/and later pink purple flowers. yours has to make more little bulbs below , that will take time.
 
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How much time? I'm an impatient girl;) I want all my plants to grow as fast as possible, lol:)
 
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have no clue how long it takes, really did not watch it. I just set it in a window, watered etc. I hope I can find the picture. Have a feeling right now its in a file on the other computer. Can't take the pic of it now as I just brought it in from all summer out doors and cut it all down so it would begin again, looks fresher that way. It is in a 10 inch pot, and when totally grown, all dense in purple and falling over the sides. Later will get to that other laptop. I see our zone is 7 , it is hardy for zone 7, just as an FYI
 
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This sounds wonderful:) I hope my plant will look like this too.
It spent the whole summer oudoors, in full sun, because my father and my sister didn't know how to take care of it. I rescued it around two weeks ago:)
 
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Wow, @claudine that is beautiful and I haven't seen this plant here. Looks very unique and like they are dancing!
 
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The purple shamrock is wonderful. My sister has just come back from Ireland and bought me as little novelty shamrock plant and seeds to grow in a mini hot house, i.e. a plastic bag over the pot. There is greenery so very exciting.:D
 
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This sounds wonderful:) I hope my plant will look like this too.
It spent the whole summer oudoors, in full sun, because my father and my sister didn't know how to take care of it. I rescued it around two weeks ago:)
Plant rescuing is the best. A friend of mine was redoing his landscape and had a pile of discarded bushes and plants they were getting rid of. There was a beautiful (well, it used to be beautiful) holly sitting in the pile, roots sticking in the air. I snatched it up, read him the riot act, and raced home to try and save it. Still up in the air how it will turn out.

You are so right, they look like little butterflies. You must post updates of this!!
 
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Bhdrizner - thank you!:)
IcyBC - this is so true, they do look like they're danncing:love: I love it, it sounds so romantic!
DeborahJane - it's very exciting:) There is nothing better than getting new plants:)
Java Guy - thank you, I'll definitely keep posting updates of this:D I hope your rescued holly will do well:)
Esther Knapicius - I'm looking forward to seeing it:)
 
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It's probably Oxalis 'Cupido' Claudine. :)

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If it is I suggest you don't plant it outside as it's very invasive and difficult to get rid of. It usually flowers late spring/early summer.
 
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It's probably Oxalis 'Cupido' Claudine. :)

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If it is I suggest you don't plant it outside as it's very invasive and difficult to get rid of. It usually flowers late spring/early summer.
depends on your zone. it is good to zone 7 , so below it will slow it down and or die.
 
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It's probably Oxalis 'Cupido' Claudine. :)

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If it is I suggest you don't plant it outside as it's very invasive and difficult to get rid of. It usually flowers late spring/early summer.
Oxalis 'Cupido' sounds really nice:)
I won't plant it outside. I don't have a garden;) Also, I really want to see this lovely plant every day right after waking up, so I keep it in my bedroom:D
 
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I don't know claudine, this holly has been through hell. The majority of the roots were dried out before I got to it so I had to cut the plant back about 90%. There is not much left of it. I put it in a 4 inch pot. Nothing more I can do...I do love the leaves though.
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Gosh that is a pretty plant. Where can I buy these purple shamrock butterfly flowers?
 
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I've never seen purple shamrocks before! These are absolutely gorgeous. I have a ton of green shamrocks in the backyard, but they're not nearly as beautiful as these purples.
 
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Java Guy - it sounds like a really strong plant, I bet it will survive:) Its leaves are beautiful!

Ashanti Duggins - I didn't buy my plant, I just took it from my father;) But I think Purple Shamrock may be available online. You could look for it in local nurseries too.

Alexiskilgannon - I've never seen a green shamrock! What does it look like?
 

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