Tiny Shamrock Flowers

These tiny shamrock flowers are blooming in my studio.  In the mornings they open with the first light, and as the day goes on they start to close.  They follow the light actually turning with the sun.   By evening they’ve completely closed, resting for the night and storing energy to begin the process once again when morning comes.  All of this from a flower not more than 1″ in size when fully open.

Just look at the leaves; a deep purple center changing to rich green around the edges.  It’s a bit of a spindly plant, but what it lacks in fullness it makes up for in color.  I planted this Shamrock from tiny bulbs about 1/2″ in size just 3 to four weeks ago.  Watching it grow has been fun.  Once these little bulbs sprout they grow so rapidly they change almost daily.   It’s the perfect plant for teaching children about the growing process because they’ll be rewarded so quickly by the growth.

Shamrocks come with different color leaves and flowers. You can find the bulbs for sale on Amazon.  I bought mine here from American Meadows, but they are out of stock now of this particular type.  If you like to garden try any of the bulbs.  I think you’ll like them.

Hope you’re having a great weekend!

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  • mimi'sdarlins - Oh, these are such sweet little plants! They look very quaint to me. Some of my favorite plants are ones that don’t have much fullness and offer tiny flowers. I really have to get some of these bulbs! I love your photos too, Anne….beautifully captured :)ReplyCancel

  • Cindy Sharp - Very pretty. Much nicer good luck totum than a rabits foot.ReplyCancel

  • Mary Ann - What a beautiful flower! I am glad you blogged about it.ReplyCancel

  • Barb - My grandmother had similar flowers and she used to call them 4 o’clocks as they always used to fold away by that time every day.I haven’t seen anything similar to these flowers till now,do you have the actual name for these flowers so I could ask at a local nursery here in Australia.This post brought back such lovely memories,thank you :) Barb.ReplyCancel