Posted by Newt on January 05, 2003 at 23:30:45:
In Reply to: How do you take a shamrock cutting? posted by Whitni on December 31, 2002 at 14:35:06:
: A woman who works near me has a really neat shamrock plant and said that I was welcome to take a cutting of it to start my own. Should I take the roots and all and put it right into dirt, or should I put them in water first? Is there anyone who knows how to do this?
They are very easy to grow. If you dig down in the soil you will see tiny little rhizomes that look like shriveled up peas. These are what you need. Just put in soil in a sunny window and water. Many are hardy to zone 7 and can be grown outdoors. I plant mine in the garden and it blooms on and off all summer. In the fall I dig up half of it and bring it indoors just in case it doesn't survive the winter. I live in zone 7 and grow the purple shamrock - oxalis regenllii.