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Proven Accents® Charmed® Wine Shamrock Oxalis hybrid

(45 REVIEWS)
Exposure
  • Sun or Shade

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
Mature Size
16" 12"
Height
6 - 16"
Spread
10 - 12"
  • Details

    Features

    Just call me OLD FAITHFUL.

    Violet, shamrock-shaped leaves; delicate blushed flowers; a great statement in shady areas

    Award Winner
    Adaptable As Houseplant
    Deadheading Not Necessary
    Drought Tolerant

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Annual
    Height Category: 
    Medium
    Garden Height: 
    6 - 16 Inches
    Spacing: 
    12 - 14 Inches
    Spread: 
    10 - 12 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Pink
    Flower Shade: 
    Pink
    Foliage Colors: 
    Purple
    Foliage Shade: 
    Black/Purple
    Habit: 
    Mounded
    Container Role: 
    Filler

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Sun or Shade
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Bloom Time: 
    Early Summer
    Bloom Time: 
    Mid Summer
    Bloom Time: 
    Late Summer
    Bloom Time: 
    Mid Spring
    Bloom Time: 
    Late Spring
    Hardiness Zones: 
    8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Average Soil
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses Notes: 

    Use in hanging baskets, combinations, window boxes and landscapes

    Maintenance Notes: 

    Self-cleaning, no deadheading necessary. Charmed work fine as short-term houseplants. However, under low-light conditions they are likely to stretch and become lanky. If this happens the plants can be cut back to the top of the soil and they will push out new growth from the roots. It is best to execute this cut back when the plants will be moving to a new, sunnier environment. In most areas they will not be cold tolerant, but they will make an excellent annual groundcover.

    A yearly application of fertilizer or compost on garden beds and regular fertilization of plants in pots will help ensure the best possible performance.

    Am I lucky or what? Dark plum-colored shamrocks the size of your palm. Slender, celery green stalks 12 to 18 inches tall. Clusters of blush pink, lily-shaped flowers. It took Proven Winners' plant breeders' years to make me this gorgeous, not to mention extra healthy and easy to grow. Just remember that sun scorches my shamrocks, so please plant me in part to full shade. You can go berserk and bunch six or more plants together in a sun-challenged area, or do one plant per in smaller pots and group them. Hanging baskets, landscapes, window boxes -- I look good wherever I grow.

    About my roots: I like them moist but not soggy (ugh). Please make sure water drains freely though the pot or garden soil. Like all Proven Winners, I also have a hearty appetite. So feed me once a month with an all-purpose fertilizer. Although I'm an annual except in zones 8 - 11, you can always grow me indoors. All I need is bright, indirect light and low humidity. Since I go semi-dormant in winter, during that time go easy on the water and skip the fertilizer, okay? If anyone asks, I'm the well-behaved clumping Oxalis, not the weedy, spreading type.

    Proven Accents® Charmed® Wine Oxalis hybrid 'JROXBURWI' USPP 17,557, Can 2,949
  • 45 Reviews

    • Proviudes great contrast in my shade garden. Will be bringing it in for winter.

      Kathleen
      3 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • Love this plant every body that came to my house made comments on it

      Kathy Bess
      North Carolina
      United States
      5 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • Really great plant. I bought one a few years ago to decorate the table for St. Patrick's Day, and have since separated it several times and planted it in outdoor pots and shady flower bed areas. It looks very pretty in a pot with a prayer plant and also looks great mixed with green shamrocks (the big ones with pink flowers.) I'm in zone 8 and it overwinters fine with a little protection during the infrequent freezes. Even if it gets frost bitten, the tubers survive and it comes back in the spring.

      Elizabeth
      Louisiana
      United States
      5 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • I've grown this plant outdoors with great success. However, I'm having a hard time with it indoors. Strange.

      Pierre Desjardins
      Quebec
      Canada
      5 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • I like the color choices this plant have. This shamrock really makes for a great conversation piece. I live in Harris county TX, in zone 9. It does well in most shade for me.

      Suzan Payne
      Texas
      United States
      5 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • I was hesitant to buy this plant but glad I did. It has been the plant that everyone comments on.

      Gini Tawwater
      Texas
      United States
      5 years ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • Easy to care for and foliage as beautiful as the blossom.

      marsha craig
      Massachusetts
      United States
      6 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • Paula Healy
      Ohio
      United States
      6 years ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • I have never used this plant in my pots before. It is such a beautiful addition to my garden. The color is brilliant and has grown far beyond my expectation.

      Shirley Vetter
      Colorado
      United States
      6 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • I have never used this plant in my pots before. It is such a beautiful addition to my garden. The color is brilliant and has grown far beyond my expectation.

      Shirley Vetter
      Colorado
      United States
      6 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
  • 8 Awards

    Award Year Award Plant Trial
    2006 Best of Species Penn State
    2006 Best of Species Penn State
    2006 Best of Species Penn State
    2006 Best of Species Penn State
    2005 Arboretum Approved Dallas Arboretum
    2005 Arboretum Approved Dallas Arboretum
    2005 Arboretum Approved Dallas Arboretum
    2005 Arboretum Approved Dallas Arboretum
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