Shamrock Plants For Saint Patrick's Day 2017 | Shamrock Plants And Seeds

by VioletteRose

Buy shamrock plants in pots or shamrock seeds online so that you can grow them in your garden. Shamrock plant is the clover plant with three leaves and it is the symbol of Ireland.

The word shamrock comes from the Irish name seamrog for the plant. As you may already know this plant is very much associated with the St. Patrick's day celebrations. Since Saint Patrick's day or St. Paddy's Day is the Irish national holiday, shamrock became the national symbol of Ireland from the 18th century. It is important to note that the four leaf clover plant which is normally seen in America is different from the shamrock plant which has only three leaves.

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Shamrocks are beautiful green plants which are relatively small, and they have white delicate flowers which look beautiful. It is an Irish belief that shamrocks bring good luck and they have great importance during the St. Patrick's day celebrations. Growing shamrock plants is considered easy and you can grow them either outdoor or indoor as you wish. This plant is native to South America and South Africa and it is considered a perennial.

There are different varieties of shamrock plants with beautiful flowers which you can see below. Some of them have purple leaves, some have a combination of purple and green.

Beautiful Four Leaf Shamrock - Iron Cross Shamrock Plant

Iron Cross or Four Leaf Good Luck Plant

Shamrock plants are generally grown from bulbs or rhizomes. Exposure to sun is necessary for proper growth and flowering of the plant, but too much exposure to the sun may dry out the plant. They can be grown in light shades also.

You can plant the bulbs or rhizomes directly in soil or in pots, just make sure the soil is well drained. If the soil is too soggy, the roots may decay. You need to to water the plants regularly till the plants are well grown and established.


The shamrock plants go through a dormant period. During this period, you can keep the soil dry but keep the soil moist when the shamrocks are growing.

The green shamrocks usually has a dormant period of 2 to 3 months, while the purple variety needs only a dormant period of about 1 month. 

When the shamrock plant goes to the dormant period, the leaves will turn brown and finally falls off and you need not water them any more. After the rest period, new plant buds will grow from the bulbs naturally.

You can propagate the plants from divisions of bulbs or rhizomes after the dormant period.

The ideal temperatures for growing shamrock plants are from 55 degrees to 70 degrees Fahrenheit. During winter, it is best to bring the plants indoor. It is suggested that for best results, you keep them near the window sides facing west which will provide the plants with bright indirect sunlight.

Do You Wish To Buy Shamrock Plants?

Amazon has many shamrock gifts perfect for the St. Patrick's Day celebrations, including shamrock plants already grown in pots and also shamrock plant bulbs and seeds which you can buy online. You can see those shamrock gifts below.

The green shamrock or the lucky shamrock plants are expected to bloom within 4 to 5 weeks after planting and the purple variety is expected to start flowering within 8 to 10 weeks after planting.


The shamrock plants and seeds can be used to grow shamrocks easily in your own garden or they can also be gifted for St. Patrick's Day.

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The shamrock necklaces and earrings from Amazon represents the Irish clover plants with three leaves and they make beautiful St. Patrick's Day gifts for girls.

Shamrock Necklaces

Niall Horan I Love One Directioner Lucky Irish Three-leaf Clover Shamrock Necklace With Gift Box

*Photography real item from Fun Daisy Jewelry *Necklace Length: 46cm (18") *Width: 3cm(1")

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Chuvora .925 Sterling Silver Detailed Celtic Shamrock/ Three-Leaf Clover and Braided Claddagh wit...

This piece of jewelry would be a wonderful addition to any collection.

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Shamrock Earrings

Sterling Silver & Enamel Tiny Shamrock Stud Irish Earrings

The fine silver in these Shamrock stud earrings contrasts nicely with the green enamel. They measure approximately 3/16" wide (4.8 mm). They are made in Ireland and come in a bo...

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14K Yellow Gold Shamrock Good Luck Irish Post Stud Earrings Small 7mm

14K Yellow Gold Shamrock Good Luck Irish Post Stud Earrings Small 7mm Great Price. Great for gifts!!! Good Bargain......Don't miss this chance!! 14K Solid Gold ( Not Gold Plated...

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Green Enameled Irish Shamrock or Clover Sterling Silver Hook Earrings

These Small Clovers are Enameled in Green, Crafted of Sterling Silver, and are on Hooks for Pierced Ears.

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Shamrock Plant
Shamrock Plant
Flowers in a purple shamrock plant
Flowers in a purple shamrock plant

Have you ever grown the shamrock plants with three leaves?

Updated: 03/14/2017, VioletteRose
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VioletteRose on 03/12/2014

Thank you :) I agree shamrocks look beautiful!

WriterArtist on 03/12/2014

Love the shamrocks, they are beautiful. They look awesome in jewellery and apparel.

VioletteRose on 02/19/2014

Thank you for all the kind comments :)

ologsinquito on 02/18/2014

This one needs to go on my Irish Step Dancing board.

Tolovaj on 02/10/2014

I didn't know they can be purple. Lovely photos!

DerdriuMarriner on 02/09/2014

VioletteRose, Shamrocks are gorgeous as plants and as jewelry and home decorations. The leaves are so distinctive, and what child doesn't love the stories associated with them?

ologsinquito on 02/09/2014

This is a great article, and just in time for St. Patrick's Day.

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