Photo by JLBG taken at Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC
Oxalis triangularis 'Atropurpurea'
Purple and Black False Shamrock
This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.Shop Available Oxalis
Item #: 589
Zones: 7a to 10b, possibly colder
Height: 8" tall
Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade
Origin: South America
Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)
(aka: Oxalis regnellii 'Triangularis') Ode to Oxalis: Not a weed...never seen a seed, nor will it impede any gardening deeds...indeed, so continue to read. Oxalis triangularis 'Atropurpurea' is a charming, easy-to-grow, clump-forming, winter-deciduous oxalis that has deep velvety-purple leaves edged with a wide black border topped by tiny, light pink flowers in summer...extremely cute! Purple shamrock is a dynamite plant to blend into the perennial border or woodland garden. Some of our Zone 6 customers claim to be growing purple shamrock successfully through their winters.
Flower Color: Pink , White/Cream
Leaf Color: Black , Purple/Lavender , Variegated
Container Role: Fillers
Garden Themes: Cottage Garden Plants , Fairy Garden Plants , Gnome Gardens , Green Roofs , Living Wall , Rock Garden Plants
Other: Butterfly Attracting Plants , Edimentals , Drought Tolerant Plants , Dry Shade Plants , Pollinator Plants , Medicinal Plants , Xeriscaping Plants , Colored Foliage , Patterned Foliage , House Plants