Re: Help to revive purple shamrock

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Posted by Mike Farley on June 14, 2003 at 10:57:42:

In Reply to: Re: Help to revive purple shamrock posted by Deb on March 26, 2003 at 11:41:21:

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: : : I have (had?) a purple shamrock which has seen MUCH better days. Is there anyway to revive this plant from the bulbous roots???

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: : Hi Ginger,

: : I have one too. What is going on with yours? Did you forget to water or does it seem to just be dying for no reason?

: : Newt

Hi Ginger & Newt

2 points - 1) the easiest way to make a purple shamrock feel ill is over-fertilizing.
2) they do have a resting period, like most plants that grow from corms - leave them dry for 4-6 weeks at least, then water, and they should come back as good as new. We had one that went 5 months dry, and now it's better than ever, and flowering really well.

God bless

Mike



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