The Q&A Archives: Source For Shamrock Bulbs

Question: I love shamrocks. I got one many years ago and it died, which I thought was impossible. I have gone to several stores looking for a new one, and the people look at me like they have never heard of them. Where can I find them?

Answer: Shamrocks are known as Oxalis. There are a number of species and varieties. The most common in gardens of Texas and the south is Oxalis crassipes, sometimes called pink woods sorrel. An common plant in old gardens, it has become less popular in recent years. Its tendency to spread has hurt its reputation with some gardeners. The standard form has pink flowers, but a white flowered form is available.

Logee's Greenhouses carries Oxalis crassipes and many other species. Their address is: 141 North Street; Danielson, Connecticut 06239. Phone (203)774-8038; Fax (203)774-9932.

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