How long for Shamrock germination?

debodunMarch 19, 2014

A friend gave me a corm of what she said was a shamrock. I planted it 3 weeks ago in a plastic pot and commercial potting soil. I've kept the pot warm, but haven't seen any evidence germination. I wanted to know how long shamrocks take to germinate. I looked on the Internet, but all give instructions on how to cultivate, but no germination times given. My friend says hers germinated and sent me a photo.

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teengardener1888(NY Albany 5a)

I would give it more time..... Im shure when you say shamrock you are talking about is Oxalis regenelli (I might not be spelling this properly)

    Bookmark   March 19, 2014 at 10:21AM
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Mine took about a week during snow in a shaded window this month.

    Bookmark   March 21, 2014 at 11:19AM
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floral_uk z.8/9 SW UK

What you have been given, being a corm, will not strictly speaking 'germinate'. That means a seedling emerging from a seed. Your corm is already an Oxalis plant - it's just that it's dormant at the moment. So however long it takes to sprout it will do so unless you do something really drastic to it.

Here is a link that might be useful: Oxalis

    Bookmark   March 21, 2014 at 3:16PM
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