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#127697 Sep 11th, 2007 at 07:58 AM
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This was called a Shamrock when I bought it.
Is this what is called an Oxallis (sp)???

Anyway here is some pictures of it. It was just a little thing this spring!!
It bloomed profusely!!! Constantly, for weeks!!!! Then I thought it's blooming season was over with.
But now it is starting to bloom again!! I'm so happy! clap
Yes, I know, I have to get it repotted!!! grin
I took one picture, of one of the two really big leaves, on my hand so you could see how big they are!!!!!! Sure different than the little green shamrocks you find in the grass!!!! lol lol

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Yes, you have a wonderful oxalis! What color are/were the flowers? Here is a site with lots of oxalis pics. Yours is possibly a form of Oxalis purpurea.
http://www.telosrarebulbs.com/OxalisA.html


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WOW Shirley - those leaves are HUGE!!!
What a happy and healthy looking plant!!!


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Thank you!

Margaret, the flowers are a pale lavendar. They've just opened in the sunshine. I will try to get a good picture of them.

Should the stems be that THIN??!! They must be very strong, anyway, to hold up those big leaves!!


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Here are the flowers:

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They are such cute delicate little bells!!!


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Oh, I love this plant! You must be so pleased with it! Those huge, richly colored leaves in a fascinating shape and such dainty flowers... wow.

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I love that plant, and it has way out grown it's pot!! There are two plants in there so I am going to repot it into two pots!


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when you repot it, you will discover it is more than 2 plants. they are sort of like bulblets and each one will produce several leaves, so you have more than 2. they are great plants, i love mine!!!

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I like that color Shirley! clap I have a green one with little white flowers on it! thumbup

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Thanks!!! I only knew I had two separate plants in the pot. I didn't know I would have a lot more because of bulblets!!!!!

That was going to be my next questions...about collecting seeds from the flowers. So...I don't do that, right? It's got baby bulbs!!! Cool!!!!

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yep. i sent out bunches of the bulblets in the spring. they grow so fast.

loz, want some?

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Now what about the thin stems...even though they must be strong!
When I repot should I set them deeper in the dirt??


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nope. maybe half an inch if you feel you must. do you want some green when i repot? i'll share, if you don't get in a hurry!

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No, but thank you Jiffy for offering!!! Would you like some of mine? and what would I send, the bulblets??

lol I figured the green, even if big, would still be like what's in the
grass. But this Purple, is totally awsome!!! I love it!!

Jiffy, I have SOOOOOOOOOOOO many plants you would wonder how I can squeeze them into this apartment!!! grin


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That is a happy looking oxalis! They are supposed to have thin stems like that, so I wouldn't change the depth of the bulb for fear of upsetting it. when you do transplant you will get many more bulbets coming up.
Did you know that you can eat it(stems and leaves)? It is tangy (sweet and sour). You just can't survive off it because it has traces of oxalic acid (also found in spinach) which if you ate a lot (a few plants worth) would cause poisoning. My husband loves to snack on it.

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Now that is news to me!!! Thanks for sharing that!!!!


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It appears that your plant is in full bloom now. As the bloom count falls off, the plant will take a rest. Most of the stems will dry and fall off. Keep it lightly watered when its dormant as it will suddenly take off and grow stems. Mine started dying back at the end of August.

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Thank you herbalyn. I'll try to remember to water it less when it ever starts through that phase. Right now, after it started blooming again it is going great guns!!


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actually, the green isn't like what is in the grass. imagine your purple with green instead. i'll try to remember to take a pic and show you. and dodge has lots too!!!

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My green one doesn't go dormant.....the growth slowed down last winter but it still flowered and grew. why

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I had one as well, and I threw it out because I thought it died lol


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nono nono

Don't throw them out .....They go on benders of come and goes....Purple will act like dead and come back so beautiful......I have purple , green, a perennial one blooms pink in zone 5 or 6.. And I love them all.
The purple is Wine something the name. my favorite.


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All of you have given me so much help!! I thank you all. I love my plant!!
I love hearing about all of yours. It will help me to understand mine...which I've had no problem with yet. I guess it's dormant stage was went it finally quit blooming for just a few weeks. But now it's blooming fine again!

I thought it was like a woman who gives birth alot!!!! lol It had bloomed so much, having soooo many flowers, it exhausted it'self, and had to rest for a bit! grin

OK JIFFYMOUSE.......I changed my mind!!!! I will gladly accept some bulbs for a green one. And I will send you some bulbs of my purple. OK? They'd be a pretty contrast side by side.


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Shirley /Jiffy

Show me photos of yours......I want to see what ones you have..

I won't throw any of mine away. :ding: :ding: :ding:


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The photos of mine are already on here, so I guess she is talking to you Jiff!
I'd like to see a picture of yours also, Jiffy.

Dodge, if you have the one that blooms Pink I'd like to see a pic of it too.


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Those are nice!

Jiffy sent me a bunch of the purple ones, early last spring, but to be honest, i haven't found the time/place yet to plant them :Lol:
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Originally Posted by Shirley4
The photos of mine are already on here, so I guess she is talking to you Jiff!
I'd like to see a picture of yours also, Jiffy.

Dodge, if you have the one that blooms Pink I'd like to see a pic of it too.


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Shirley .............
Here is the Crasspi's Oxalis......which is a Perennial.. leave it outside all winted.....It spreads so neatly..This is by my Carriage house.
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Oh your purple one is the same thing I have.It is called Wine something.



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i'll post them this weekend, promise.

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(Jiff, did you remember to lock that Craft Swap topic back up, or was you not going to yet. Just thought I'd ask, in case your 'forgetter' worked as good as mine does!! lol lol)


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Originally Posted by Shirley4
(Jiff, did you remember to lock that Craft Swap topic back up, or was you not going to yet. Just thought I'd ask, in case your 'forgetter' worked as good as mine does!! lol lol)


Shirley I sent the photo of mine ....pink crasspi shamrock.

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Oh, that's a pretty one Barb!! I like the flower color!


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bop

Thanks.

Now your purple shamrock(oxalis) is called "charmed wine"
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I like that name; Charmed Wine!!!


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Charmed Wine Oxalis..........Look it up if your in doubt.

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why What???.........I said a LIKED it. Why would I be in doubt of it???


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clap wavy thumbup :ding: :ding: :ding:


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ok, as promised, here are mine. not as good as other years, they've been seriously neglected... and are amongst the weeds...

the pot behind the green one is a 4" pot, just for size reference, and that is a willy hat in the corner that you see part of.
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there's lots more purple, but it just isn't doing well this year.
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Cool, I wish I had a purple one---they look neat!

Here's my green one....it's done really well since I repotted it. Seems to be water hungry a lot.

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clap bop clap

Loz, is yours a perennial?

Here is my CHARMED WINE OXALIS.

I dont have the green spotted one likd jiffys.

This one does best for me ..

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Originally Posted by loz
Cool, I wish I had a purple one---they look neat!

Here's my green one....it's done really well since I repotted it. Seems to be water hungry a lot.

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i thought i sent you some? i will then, when i get mine ready for winter

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