Pictures of Flowers in Containers: Purple Shamrock = A

by Ashley Cotter-Cairns
(Container Gardening For You)

Pictures of flowers: Purple Shamrock = A

Pictures of flowers: Purple Shamrock = A

Container Gardening Flowers: Purple Shamrock = A

A simple white container and a single plant enclosed in a recycled birdcage container (click for more weird and wonderful recycled container gardening ideas!) with a verdigris patina.

Oftentimes, less is more, and this is a clear example. One purple shamrock plant (Oxalis Spp.) is all that is needed to create an elegant, yet fun-looking container.

Purple shamrock is a very easy plant to care for.

It prefers part to shade, and moist, but not wet soil. It prefers cooler temperatures and will go dormant if not watered enough during hot spells.

Unless you live in a frost-free area, bring it indoors during winter. Place it in bright indirect light until spring.

Purple shamrock can spread fast if planted on the ground, so it is a good idea to keep it contained. It produces small white or pale pink flowers atop delicate stems.

Dark-colored plants will normally produce pale pink flowers; green ones, white blooms.

If the plant gets crowded in the pot, divide the pips in late winter.

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