- Light Requirement is Full Sun to Full Shade
- Height 6-16 Inches
- Width 10-12 Inches
- Use as a filler when using in containers
- Unusual foliage and shade loving plant!
- Growing Zones 8 - 11
What a fun color this frost sensitive annual shamrock brings to your landscape or container gardens! Deep plum purple triangular shaped leaves on bright green stems sport blush pink flowers...what’s not to love? This shade tolerant annual will bring that much needed color to that sun challenged spot in your landscape or shaded patio garden. Grow in sun or shade, be aware that too much sun can scorch the leaves.
Native to Brazil in South America, zones 8a through 11b can grow this plant as a year round ground cover. Zones 2-7 will enjoy it as a spring and summer annual and bring it indoors for the winter to enjoy its unusual color year round. Oxalis triangularis has a charming habit of closing its leaves at night and unfurling them in the morning light.
Charmed Wine Shamrock Care
Easy to grow and care for, give O. triangularis a sandy, loamy soil that drains well. It prefers a soil pH of 5.8 to 6.2 so it pairs well with other slightly acid soil loving annuals. Fertilize once a season for in ground plantings and once a month for container plants for lush growth. Too little light can cause leggy, lanky growth habits, so be sure to plant where it receives some sun. Water only when dry and don’t place them where the ground is soggy as it hates to have wet feet.
Deadheading is not necessary as the blush pink flowers will clean up after themselves. Pruning is not recommended, but cutting back to the soil should it become leggy due to not enough light will encourage new growth and flowering. Pairing this wonderful rich colored foliage with bright calibrachoa, superbena, lantana, caladium and coleus makes a wonderful display for your container garden.
Charmed Wine Shamrock Spacing
Space plantings out 12 to 14 inches as this light shade loving annual can grow up to 16 inches tall and spread out to 12 inches wide. This variety of oxalis does not spread wildly and become invasive so rest assured it will behave in your landscape garden. Mass it out in woodland edges as it is deer and rabbit resistant. Divide plants in warmer regions while actively growing but be aware that the divisions will be cold sensitive afterward and should be protected in winter.
Charmed® Wine Shamrock Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 8-11|
|Flower Color(s): White|
|Bloom Period: Mid Spring, Late Spring, Early Summer, Mid Summer, Late Summer|
|Foliage Color(s) Purple|
|Foliage Description: Black/Purple|
|Light Exposure: Full Sun to Full Shade|
|Height Class: Medium|
|Height: 6-16 Inches|
|Spread: 10-12 Inches|
|Spacing: 12-14 Inches|
|Drought Tolerant: Yes|
|Container Role: Filler|
|Use Types: Combinations, Container, Hanging Baskets, Houseplant, Landscape|
|Features: Deadheading Not Necessary|
|Scientific Name: Oxalis triangularis 'JROXBURWI' USPP 17,557, Can 2,949|
|Common Name: Charmed® Wine Shamrock|
|Other Name(s): Purple Shamrocks, False Shamrock|
|Plant Type: Annual|
|Brand: Proven Winners|
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)
Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
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Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.
The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.
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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations
Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.