Luck Grows

Shamrock plants are a delightful green gift to those with Gaelic roots.

» Blumengarten Florist has shamrock plants available in 4-inch pots ($6.98) and 6-inch pots ($15.95). Keep it classic with green or opt for the purple shamrocks for something a bit more unusual.

2650 Penn Ave., Strip District;

» Grow your own luck with a pack of shamrock seeds ($2.95) in a pot of Official Irish Dirt ($8.95 per 1-pound package), which is actual soil from the ground of Ireland. Available at the Irish Design Center.

303 South Craig St., Oakland;

» Pick up your pot of shamrocks at Mount Lebanon Floral Shop, where the florists will be sure to jazz it up with St. Patrick’s-themed ribbon and all of the Irish trimmings.

725 Washington Road, Mount Lebanon;

» In stock this month, Lubin and Smalley Florist has Oxalis plants (the formal name for shamrock plants), available in green and purple and ranging in price from $5 to $15. Pair it with a pot or mug with St. Patty’s trim to complete the Gaelic theme.

8 Market Square, Downtown; 412/471-2200;

» Enjoy a pot of clovers from the Blooming Dahlia and hope to find one with four leaves. Available throughout March in your choice of pot or basket.

308 Beverly Road, Mount Lebanon;

» Stop in one of Herman J. Heyl Florists locations for your shamrocks, sold in 4-inch and 6-inch pots with plenty of festive green ribbon and bows on hand.

Locations: 1137 Perry Hwy., North Hills; 412/364-9111; 36 Old Clairton Road, Pleasant Hills; 412/653-5525 and 827 East Warrington Ave., McMurray; 724/941-7676,

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