Callirhoe involucrata

Poppy Mallow, Winecups

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).
Zones4 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Bee Friendly
Low Maintenance
Native
Groundcover
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
30 to 40" (with care)
Mature Height5" tall
Mature Spread24-30" wide
Bloom TimeSummer
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SizePlant - 2.5" Pot
SKUHC014486

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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$8.99
Per Plant - 2.5" Pot
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SKU
HC014486

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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.
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SKUHC014486
Item Package Size
Plant - 2.5" Pot
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
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Clay 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, Low Maintenance, Native, Groundcover, Multiplies / Naturalizes
Awards
Plant Select, Great Plants for the Great Plains
Ideal Region
Anywhere In The US, Northeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest, Suitable Above 7000 ft
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Native To
North America
Item Unit Of Measure
Plant
Ships To 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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Zone 2Shipping begins the week of May 20th, 2019
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