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Name: Deb
Pacific Northwest (Zone 8b)
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Bonehead
Mar 20, 2013 12:40 PM CST
Can I put my happy little shamrock outside? Oxalis regnellii. Per Western Garden Book, it is a houseplant. Per the tag, it is hardy to 20 degrees. Per info on web, it is hardy to Zone 7 (I forget what site I found this on). I'm Zone 8. I assume it will do fine during the summer, and will just have to see what happens over winter. I'm horrible with houseplants. Also wondering why the tag says do not consume while other information has it as edible (a type of sorrel).
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Name: Stephanie
Salem, OR (Zone 8b)
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kosk0025
Mar 20, 2013 4:35 PM CST
I think you can put it out....I bought the purple version (var. triangularis) a few years ago and it even returned for a couple of years outside, despite being labelled an annual.
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Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Mar 24, 2013 2:28 PM CST
I feel like these are short lived, but I think they're bulbs so hopefully they'll spread outdoors! I have the Andean type (you know with the curly leaves) and they're supposed to do well (this is my first year with them, but they look great already!) I tip my hat to you.
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Name: Jewell
South Puget Sound (Zone 7a)
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Jewell
Mar 24, 2013 9:20 PM CST
I've seen them used as a ground cover in a rhodie garden. They were really pretty.
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Mar 24, 2013 9:23 PM CST
That does sound pretty!! I tip my hat to you.
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Name: Deb
Pacific Northwest (Zone 8b)
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Bonehead
Mar 29, 2013 10:04 AM CST
Thanks, all. I'll give the shamrock a whirl outside, since staying indoors is sure death for it. For some reason, I am horrible with indoor plants. I keep a peace lily in the bathroom (where I see it every day) as a water indicator plant but still fail to give them the attention needed to thrive. The only time my houseplants look good is during the summer when I put them out on the front porch and soak them regularly.
I want to live in a world where the chicken can cross the road without its motives being questioned.
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Mar 29, 2013 11:58 PM CST
I've been a bad house plant dad this winter (kind of) I looked at my nursery pot (where the leaves of succulents I want to propagate go) in the fall they were lush and thriving, and I've pretty much forgotten to water it, so the babies don't look good and the leaves are shriveled - oh well!) Yes good idea, put it outdoors! Sticking tongue out I tip my hat to you.
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