Shamrock
Oxalis 'Charmed Jade'

Family: Oxalidaceae
Genus: Oxalis (oks-AL-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Charmed Jade

Category:

Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade

Full Shade

Danger:

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

May be a noxious weed or invasive

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

From seed; stratify if sowing indoors

Direct sow as soon as the ground can be worked

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Bartow, Florida

Clermont, Florida

Jacksonville, Florida

Winter Springs, Florida

Rochelle, Illinois

Richmond, Maine

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jan 10, 2011, sunkissed from Winter Springs, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

Years ago I was given this Shamrock plant and planted it right in the ground under a tree. It does very well in cooler months and even survives cold snaps as low as 30. Grows best in shaded area with filtered morning sunlight. I've moved it twice when shade trees were cut down, since it didn't do well in direct FL sunlight...transplanted very well. I've had one plant in a clay pot for well over five years and it displays most beautifully From Jan. through April.

Positive

On Oct 23, 2006, Viraghagymasz from (Zone 5a) wrote:

Oxalis triangularis 'Charmed Jade'(R), 'Charmed Wine'(R), and 'Charmed Velvet'(R) are bred by a Hungarian breeder Jzsef Retkes. I was so lucky and I had chance to see his collection. PW will introduce his new varieties in the folowing years. These varieties in Europe are running under the name Oxalis triangularis Xsalis (TM) 'Frosted Jade' (R), 'Burgundy Wine' (R) and 'Black Velvet' (R).
(Propagation is prohibited...)

I have compared them with other Oxalis triangularis varieties. The Xsalis varieties are emerging faster, they have got bigger leaves and flowers, and they are unique in leaf coloring.

New varieties will be introduced sooner! So keep looking for new shamrocks in your local nursery.

This plant can survive to Z7 I think, it is... read more

Positive

On Jun 9, 2006, MotherNature4 from Bartow, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

This is a delightful little plant sold by florists as "False Shamrock." It is now June and mine has been covered with white flowers since St. Patty's day in March. Can't beat that, can you.