Callirhoe involucrata

Poppy Mallow, Winecups

 

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Commonly known as Poppy Mallow or Wine Cups, Callirhoe involucrata is a native wildflower that decorates the garden with a summer-long display of bright magenta-pink flowers. A sprawling grower, Callirhoe involucrata's long branches spread out across the ground to create a colorful mat of flowers and foliage. Drought resistant perennial plant (xeric).

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Regular Price: $8.99

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Zones 4 - 9
Advantages
Native
Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
High Impact - Low Maintenance
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
Drought Resistant / Waterwise
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Bloom Time Summer
Shipping Shipping begins in late February based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first. Learn More…
Size Plant - 2.5" deep pot
SKU 28030

Details

1999 Plant Select Winner 5" tall x 24-30" wide (seed propagated). Callirhoe involucrata (Poppy Mallow or Wine Cups) are five-petaled flowers are a rich wine-red color, with a white eye and cover the plant all summer. To see this plant in full bloom is to want it! The low spreading stems make this plant useful on slopes or cascading over retaining walls. A valuable plant for hot south or west facing beds. Callirhoe involucrata grows well in a wide range of soil types, including clay. Goes completely dormant and losses all of previous year's growth. Gently reseeds itself and will slowly spread if you let it. Recommended companion plants are Chocolate Flower, Purple Prairie Clover and Sundrops.
SKU 28030
Common Name Poppy Mallow, Winecups
Botanical Name Callirhoe involucrata
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Red, White
Mature Height 5" tall
Mature Spread 24-30" wide
Bloom Time Summer
Ships As Potted Plant
Native Yes
Planting Time Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Average Soil
Soil Moisture Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount of Rain 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Advantages Native, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks), High Impact - Low Maintenance
Ideal Region Anywhere In The US, Suitable Above 7000 ft
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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4.1

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (11)
  • Hardy (9)
  • Healthy (7)
  • Accurate instructions (6)

Cons

  • Small in size (5)
  • Flimsy (3)

Best Uses

  • Garden (8)
  • Outdoors (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (10)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (11)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Delicate looking but tough as nails

This plant has stunning color that popped during the whole summer. It's not native to my state, so I kept moving the poor things around trying to decide where they fit best. Despite...Read complete review

This plant has stunning color that popped during the whole summer. It's not native to my state, so I kept moving the poor things around trying to decide where they fit best. Despite that abuse, they kept on blooming. Don't know yet how they survived the piles of snow in the Boston area this past winter, but hope they made it. Looked beautiful next to echinacea, liatris, blue fortune agastache, butterfly weed.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Very small starter plant

Product arrived with other items ordered, and all were in poor condition, ie yellow and dry leaves. Have ordered many of the same items before, and had no issues with them. Customer...Read complete review

Product arrived with other items ordered, and all were in poor condition, ie yellow and dry leaves. Have ordered many of the same items before, and had no issues with them. Customer Service responded to my complaint very quickly via email. Two of the three I purchased this year appear to be surviving. Purchased two of these plants last year, and although small they are coming back nicely and am looking forward to the beautiful blooms they produce.

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1.0

Didn't last a month

By 

from NE KS

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Pros

    Cons

    • Flimsy
    • Small In Size

    Best Uses

      Comments about High Country Gardens Callirhoe involucrata:

      Died

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
       
      4.0

      Surprised at these toughies!

      By 

      from Los Angeles CA

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      Pros

      • Accurate Instructions
      • Hardy

      Cons

      • Small In Size

      Best Uses

      • Garden

      Comments about High Country Gardens Callirhoe involucrata:

      They arrived small, shriveled leaves, thought they were dead. Wrote to complain and got a fast email back to plant them and see how they grow-don't count them out. They have all survived 3 weeks now- it's November. I have them covered with wire cloches because of the rabbit population. I hear they like it, but
      Am going to try anyway. I will love to see the wine colored flowers

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      2.0

      not so much

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      from Atlants

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      Pros

      • Attractive

      Cons

      • Small In Size

      Best Uses

        Comments about High Country Gardens Callirhoe involucrata:

        Ordered four; all were tiny plants when arrived (approx.3/4 inch wideand tall), Only one was strong enough to survive but it grew well and was about15 inches coverage and bloomed out beautifully with about 15 blooms that were very pretty. Then the deerate them, and most of the plant, that very night. It survived but only grew back partially.

         
        5.0

        Outstanding

        By 

        from Olney Springs, CO

        About Me Avid Gardener

        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Hardy
        • Healthy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Outdoors

          Comments about High Country Gardens Callirhoe involucrata:

          I love the Callirhoe, I have even ordered for a couple of my friends for their rock gardens

          • Primary use:
          • Business

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Very delicate looking but tough

          By 

          from Wolf Point MT

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          Pros

          • Accurate Instructions
          • Attractive
          • Hardy
          • Healthy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Garden

            Comments about High Country Gardens Callirhoe involucrata:

            Using the plant on a dry area. Very delicate, but seems very hardy in a challenging spot. Love the color of the flowers.

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            • Personal

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            wonderful plant

            By 

            from Laramie, WY

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            Pros

            • Attractive
            • Healthy

            Cons

            • Small In Size

            Best Uses

            • Outdoors

            Comments about High Country Gardens Callirhoe involucrata:

            The two plants I ordered arrived very tiny and with the label "I'm asleep." However, they took off beautifully! I planted them in June and they were flowering vigorously by early August. They bloomed until frost.

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            • Personal

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            I need more of these.

            By 

            from OFallon, Missouri

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            Pros

            • Accurate Instructions
            • Attractive
            • Hardy
            • Healthy

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Garden
              • Outdoors

              Comments about High Country Gardens Callirhoe involucrata:

              Beautiful wine colored flowers. They didn't grow a lot this year, but I heard that they really take off in their second year. I can't wait!

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              • Personal

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              A Must Have! Tough and blooms and blooms!

              By 

              from Stanhope,NJ

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              Pros

              • Attractive
              • Hardy
              • Healthy

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Garden
                • Outdoors

                Comments about High Country Gardens Callirhoe involucrata:

                This little known plant will thrive in both part sun and full sun. It is tough and will do ok in poor soil. Several of my neighbors who also garden have admired this plant. I love the beautiful fuchsia flowers!

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

                (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Very small starter plant

                By 

                from Beulah, Colorado

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                Pros

                • Accurate Instructions
                • Attractive

                Cons

                • Flimsy
                • Pests & Disease
                • Small In Size

                Best Uses

                • Garden
                • Outdoors

                Comments about High Country Gardens Callirhoe involucrata:

                Product arrived with other items ordered, and all were in poor condition, ie yellow and dry leaves. Have ordered many of the same items before, and had no issues with them. Customer Service responded to my complaint very quickly via email. Two of the three I purchased this year appear to be surviving. Purchased two of these plants last year, and although small they are coming back nicely and am looking forward to the beautiful blooms they produce.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

                (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Glorious!

                By 

                from Ridgecrest CA (Mojave Desert)

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                Pros

                • 1 Remaining Is Glorious
                • Accurate Instructions
                • Attractive
                • Gets Reflected Heat Sun
                • Happy In The Mojave Deser
                • Hardy
                • In A Lg Wood Pot
                • Ithappy In The Mojave
                • Likes To Stay Moist
                • Only One Of T
                • Versatile
                • Wish All 3 Had Lived

                Cons

                • Leggy In Late Spring

                Best Uses

                • Ground cover

                Comments about High Country Gardens Callirhoe involucrata:

                All comments are provided above--can't enter them here because I can't see what I entered.

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                • Personal

                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Rabbits love this

                By 

                from Las Vegas Valley, NV

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                Pros

                • Attractive
                • Hardy
                • Healthy
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Garden
                  • Outdoors

                  Comments about High Country Gardens Callirhoe involucrata:

                  Love the plant but a favorite of local rabbits. Keeps coming back only to be attacked again.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Excellent for hot, dry, difficult areas

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                  from mid-michigan

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                  Pros

                  • Attractive
                  • Hardy

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Garden
                    • Outdoors

                    Comments about High Country Gardens Callirhoe involucrata:

                    I grow this in the "hell strip" between sidewalk and curb. This area gets drenched in salt from the snow plow trucks in the winter and bakes in the heat all summer, but the Poppy Mallow flourishes.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal

                    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Delicate looking but tough as nails

                    By 

                    from Arlington MA

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                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Accurate Instructions
                    • Attractive
                    • Hardy
                    • Healthy
                    • Lightweight
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                    • Flimsy

                    Best Uses

                    • Garden
                    • Groundcover
                    • Meadow Type Planting
                    • Outdoors

                    Comments about High Country Gardens Callirhoe involucrata:

                    This plant has stunning color that popped during the whole summer. It's not native to my state, so I kept moving the poor things around trying to decide where they fit best. Despite that abuse, they kept on blooming. Don't know yet how they survived the piles of snow in the Boston area this past winter, but hope they made it. Looked beautiful next to echinacea, liatris, blue fortune agastache, butterfly weed.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal

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                    USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

                    To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

                    • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
                    • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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