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Winecups (CALLIRHOE involucrata)

Winecups (CALLIRHOE involucrata)

Callirhoe involucrata, commonly called purple poppy mallow, is a mat-forming perennial which most frequently occurs in dryish, rocky soils in prairies, fields and along roadsides throughout the semi-arid, south-central portion of the Great Plains of the United States with scattered, adventive populations to the east and west. Plants typically form a low foliage mound from 6-9" tall on procumbent stems which spread along the ground to 3' wide. Solitary, upward facing, cup-shaped, five-petaled, poppy-like, magenta flowers (to 2.5" wide) continuously appear on thin stems above the foliage from mid-spring to fall. Stamens form a prominent central column typical of mallow family members, but with distinctive style branches. Leaves are palmately divided into 5-7 finger-like lobes.


Native Range: Central United States

Zone: 4 to 8

Height: 0.50 to 1.00 feet

Spread: 0.50 to 3.00 feet

Bloom Time: May to June

Bloom Description: Magenta

Sun: Full sun

Water: Dry to medium

Maintenance: Low

Suggested Use: Naturalize

Flower: Showy

Tolerate: Drought, Dry Soil, Shallow-Rocky Soil


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