Purple Shamrock


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:( @Esther Knapicius , You seem to have blocked me, or maybe everyone in general. I think you have to change your "Contact details" or maybe your privacy setting.



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Not sure what happened. Maybe I did not release something I was suppose to release. Or maybe when I tried to stop the emails from coming to me every time there was an alert here I I also blocked this. OK will go in and try to figure it out.
 
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That's wonderful!!!:) I'm sure it will survive the trip through the mail. And it's a gorgeous plant, growing it is a pure pleasure:)
 
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Esther Knapicius, your purple shamrock looks beautiful! I like it very much. It's such a wonderful plant:)
 
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update today. brought it in very full of purple in November, cut it down to the quick. in a window for the winter. up it comes again. Now flowering crazy. For interest it is 20 inches across and 10 inches high.
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Wow that's a big one!

For anyone who has a Wegmans grocery store they have a lot of shamrocks right now. Mostly green but they do have some purple! I picked one up. I had a nice one before moving to the states 7 years ago which had to be left behind. This was the first time I've had the chance to purchase a purple one since. I was super excited!
 
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Anyone seen their purple shamrock do this?? It's a leaf coming out of a flower stem. Is this a new bulb and if I cut it will it grow?
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Thanks for the info Esther Is it just a mutation then? Is it common? I've had my purple shamrock for nearly a year now and never seen this before. I got so excited about it haha
 
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BTW bulbs never drop out of a leaf. Seeds drop out of spent flowers, if it happens with this plant, then it hits the soil and will work its way into the soil, then it will take sometime to become a bulb. (that is an "IF")

Right now my fellow is sitting outside on the deck enjoying the summer.
 
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Actually that'a what I've read about oxalis now that you mention it. Such an intricate way of working! Adore this plant. I hate that it's classed as a weed because of how it takes over an area. You could say the same about creeping Charlie.
 
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@Cairenn , depends on the zone you live in. it is good for zone 7, I live in zone 5, so my winters will kill it. Bulb plants do work that way. In fact I just discovered that the sweet herb chives when you get seeds for them, and plant the seeds the seeds in time become bulbs. They are in the Allium family, so others that we know as flowers do the same. Many of our gardeners here will gather snowdrop seed pods to make more and thus bulbs are formed. that is why some spring flowering bulbs multiply all over my lawn, as the seeds spit out wiggling down into the soil and it begins again.
 
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@Cairenn , depends on the zone you live in. it is good for zone 7, I live in zone 5, so my winters will kill it. Bulb plants do work that way. In fact I just discovered that the sweet herb chives when you get seeds for them, and plant the seeds the seeds in time become bulbs. They are in the Allium family, so others that we know as flowers do the same. Many of our gardeners here will gather snowdrop seed pods to make more and thus bulbs are formed. that is why some spring flowering bulbs multiply all over my lawn, as the seeds spit out wiggling down into the soil and it begins again.

Sorry for the super late reply! I actually live in Dublin, Ireland. So I’m not sure what my zone would be. I was actually watering it the other day and moved some of the leaves to get down too where the bulbs would be and a little tiny leaf and stalk kind of “fell” out of the pot. It had a little orange-ish coloured ball at the end of it. I assume it’s a little new bulb? I originally bought my purple shamrock as three bulbs. I’ll include a picture of the new baby shamrock and the mama shamrock! Also, please tell me whether I should repot the mama, she’s pretty big at this point!

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