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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Zones 4 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Bee Friendly
Bee Friendly
Groundcover
Native
Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Low Maintenance
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
1020
10 to 20"
2030
20 to 30"
3040
30 to 40" (with care)
Bloom Time Summer
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Size Plant - 2.5" deep pot
SKU 28030
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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 loses 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 Pink
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 Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Bee Friendly, Groundcover, Native, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks), Low Maintenance, Multiplies / Naturalizes
Ideal Region Anywhere In The US, Suitable Above 7000 ft, Northeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Planting Guides

Tips On Growing Callirhoe (Poppy Mallow)

Callirhoe (Poppy Mallow) - is a native genus of magenta or pink blooming perennials from the prairies and meadows of the mid-section of the US.

Preferred growing conditions:

  • Plant in most any soil including clay with full sun conditions. In dry Western US, mulch with gravel or other coarse texted non-bark mulch. No mulch need in Eastern US.
  • Keep regularly watered for the first growing season to establish the roots. Thereafer, infrequent but deep watering is best.
  • Protect from browsing rabbits.
  • Fertilize lightly in fall with Yum Yum Mix/compost blend.

Special comments:

  • Deadhead to prolong blooming. Cut back hard in early to mid-spring just above where the stems emerge from the carrot-like root. Stems will often detach themselves.
  • Plants are generally tap-rooted and shouldn't be divided or moved after they are established.

View more Planting Guides, or download our complete Planting Guide for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.

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Plant Shipping: Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Fall shipping begins the week of September 4 (zones 3-4 first) and ends in early November. Expected ship week will display at checkout after you enter your zip code.

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Grass Plugs & Seed: Most orders ship within 5-8 business days (all zones).

Gardening Goods:All non-plant items ship within 2-3 days.

Standard shipping costs are $4.99 and up, depending on the size of the order.

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4.1

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

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    (2)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (15)
  • Hardy (13)
  • Healthy (10)
  • Accurate instructions (9)
  • Versatile (6)

Cons

  • Small in size (4)

Best Uses

  • Garden (12)
  • Outdoors (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (13), Master gardener (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (15)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Favorite perennial

I don't know if I should play favorites with my perennials but if I did, this would be it. This beauty blooms from early summer to frost. Its trailing stems weave among the...Read complete review

I don't know if I should play favorites with my perennials but if I did, this would be it. This beauty blooms from early summer to frost. Its trailing stems weave among the perennial bed, complimenting but never smothering it's neighbors. It does beautifully in the most difficult hot dry locations. I've also gotten the occasional seedling volunteer, which is very appreciated.

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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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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Favorite perennial

By 

from Ohio

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Dry locations
    • Garden
    • Outdoors
    • Patio

    Comments about High Country Gardens Callirhoe involucrata:

    I don't know if I should play favorites with my perennials but if I did, this would be it. This beauty blooms from early summer to frost. Its trailing stems weave among the perennial bed, complimenting but never smothering it's neighbors. It does beautifully in the most difficult hot dry locations. I've also gotten the occasional seedling volunteer, which is very appreciated.

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    • Personal
     
    4.0

    I would buy this plant again

    By 

    from Santa Fe, NM

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    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Hardy
    • Healthy
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Cottontails love it...but it grows back!

    Best Uses

    • Garden
    • Outdoors

    Comments about High Country Gardens Callirhoe involucrata:

    Great color! Great ground cover...unfortunately, my cottontails love it, though it does grow back when there is sufficient food sources for the critters!

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    1.0

    i would not buy this again

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    from alabama

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    Comments about High Country Gardens Callirhoe involucrata:

    This plant died.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Never grew for me

    By 

    from Denver

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    Comments about High Country Gardens Callirhoe involucrata:

    Planted a couple of these in my xeric garden and they never grew at all. Other plants that were in same order did fine, nothing from these. They were small and spindly and did not make it.

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Wonderful plant

    By 

    from south Dakota

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    Pros

    • Accurate Instructions
    • Attractive
    • Hardy
    • Lightweight
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Garden

      Comments about High Country Gardens Callirhoe involucrata:

      This plant is a workhorse in my garden, blooming most of the the summer in my South Dakota garden. It reseeds but is not a nuisance at all.

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      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Always Satisfied With This One

      By 

      from Southwest Michigan

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Garden
        • Lawn
        • Outdoors
        • Patio

        Comments about High Country Gardens Callirhoe involucrata:

        I have purchased this before from HC, so I know what a great plant it is. I grows quickly to fill in an area, and will thrive in sandy, pebbley, loam, and clay loam soils. The plant about doubled in size since I planted it. A photo can't quite capture the beauty of its color...it blooms all summer and the foliage stays healthy and attractive. No pesticide needed, and crowds out weeds by itself.

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Surprised at these toughies!

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        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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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        not so much

        By 

        from Kennesaw GA

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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.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Outstanding

          By 

          from Olney Springs, CO

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          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

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            • Business

            (3 of 3 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

              (2 of 2 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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              (2 of 2 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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                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                A Must Have! Tough and blooms and blooms!

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                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!

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                  (3 of 4 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

                  (1 of 3 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

                  (5 of 5 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.

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                    • Personal

                    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Excellent for hot, dry, difficult areas

                    By 

                    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.

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                      (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Delicate looking but tough as nails

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                      from Arlington MA

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                      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.

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                      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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