Often called shamrocks due to the clover-like leaves, you’ll find varieties of Oxalis with bright green leaves, dusky purple, or even two toned foliage. The small flowers, that bloom off and on during fall, winter, and spring months, are pale pink or white.
These houseplants are moderately easy to care for and bring a touch of spring blooms when the weather is the gloomiest!
St. Patrick's Day Flowers
Bells of Ireland: Also known as shell flowers, Bells of Ireland are native to Turkey, not the Emerald Isle , but their fresh green color and symbolism of luck (derived from the bell shape) give them their Irish nickname. Bells of Ireland have been in cultivation since the 1500s.
Grow Bells of Ireland from seeds from Ace Hardware of Adams.
Green Carnations: These flowers have been a popular choice for St. Patrick’s Day since around 1900.
Carnations were once considered a symbol of Zeus by the ancient Greeks and the name "carnation" is of Greek origin meaning “divine flower.”
During the middle ages, white carnations were a traditional wedding flower (symbol of purity and fidelity). And in 1894, Robert S. Hichens wrote a novel called, The Green Carnation, where the flower represented a character that wasn’t afraid to live life to the fullest.
Send a St Patrick's Day green carnation arrangement today!
Shamrocks: Probably the most popular floral to represent Ireland and with great reason as well.
Legend says St. Patrick used to use the leaves to demonstrate the Holy Trinity.
However, the history of shamrocks goes farther back, to the Druids of Ireland, as it is a symbol of the mystical number in the Celtic religion.
Read about Shamrock Houseplant Care Tips here.
Here at Anchor Floral we love the rich rainbow of colors that flowers come in and green is no exception!
We wish the luck of the Irish to you all and may you discover a leprechaun and a pot-of-gold at the end of a rainbow! Here is an Irish blessing just for you...
May the road rise up to meet you.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
And rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.
Inspired by the surrounding natural beauty of Adams County, Wisconsin, Anchor Floral is a full-service floral design studio and gift shop providing fresh flower bouquets, sympathy arrangements, lush plants, home decor, gifts, and wedding and event floral.