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Oxalis regnellii 'Francis' - Purple Shamrock

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About This Product

Oxalis regnellii 'Francis', also known as Purple Shamrock, is a bulb plant that produces bright purple triangular shaped leaves on tall, thin and delicate stems. It produces light lavender colored blooms and is a cultivar of Oxalis triangularis but has lighter purple leaves. It can grow to a height of 16" with a spread of 12"-15" and requires well drained, moist soil with partial shade. Direct sunlight can burn the leaves. This cultivar is more heat tolerant than most shamrocks and therefore makes it a better candidate to stay looking well in the summer heat. It is also very popular as a colorful, quick filling ground cover.

Foliage is sensitive to being moved or sudden changes in environment. Damaged foliage may be cut back to ground level and new foliage will start to appear within a week.

Click here to watch the quick growth of this plant (photographed over a 3 week period) along with more information on bulbous plants. 

USDA Hardiness Zone 7-10

Container Gardens/Terrariums/Houseplant:

This plant will work well only for larger container gardens due to its fast growing height. It would look nice in a hanging baskets or as a houseplant where the foliage will cascade over the sides of the pot.

Josh's Frogs offers a wide variety of glass terrariums, container garden soils, drainage layers and other supplies for all of your indoor gardening needs.

Vivariums/Animal Terrariums:

Oxalis regnellii 'Francis'-Purple Shamrock is not recommended for vivariums or animal terrariums.

As good practice, Josh's Frogs recommends washing all plants thoroughly removing as much soil as possible with dechlorinated water before placing them in their final home. Plants from Josh’s Frogs are specifically grown to be safe for use with animals. Live plants may vary in color, size and appearance.


The plant pictured is in a 2.5" pot.


This product ships to your doorstep. Most orders placed before 2pm ET on business days will ship out the same day.

Import/export restrictions on this product require that it can only be shipped to destinations within the United States.

Restrictions on this product that prohibit shipping to the following states: HI.

Live Arrival Guarantee

This product is covered under our Live Arrival Guarantee. If your insect/animal does not arrive in good health, we'll make it right, provided the following criteria are met:

  • If shipped Two Day, the temperature experienced during shipping must remain between -20 and 120 °F.
  • If shipped Ground, the temperature experienced during shipping must remain between 20 and 85 °F.

You'll be notified during the checkout process if your purchase qualifies for our guarantee.

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All the plants I just received are SO BIG! I was blown away when I unwrapped them. They are so well developed and healthy. I am so happy to have found these gorgeous plants from your company. It was an unexpected surprise! Wonderfulo company!

Raven Darkholme

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Everyone loves it!

My purple shamrock is doing great. It's so beautiful. I get compliments whenever I have people over.


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In love

Been looking for tho baby for awhile I’m glad I order it Came in in perfect shape bigger than what I was expecting she acclimated pretty good indoor love it. Ps this is the first time I order from here and I highly recommended this.

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