Purple Poppy Mallow

 - Callirhoe involucrata

Light: Full Sun
Soil: Sand, Loam, Clay
Moisture: Dry, Medium
Benefits: Butterflies, Pollinators, Deer Resistant
Height: 0.5'-1'
Blooms: Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Color: Red, Pink, Purple
Spacing: 3'
Root: Taproot

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Purple Poppy Mallow, or Winecup, has masses of chalice shaped magenta flowers on trailing, deeply lobed foliage. Excellent as a rock garden plant or ground cover, each plant can spread up to three feet in width. Callirhoe involucrata fits well into formal gardens as well as naturalized areas. It looks great trailing over a wall. The trailing form combines best with contrasting shapes and leaf textures such as Lanceleaf Coreopsis and Rattlesnake Master, or included in an area of mixed grasses.

Mid-spring is its peak bloom time, but this Poppy Mallow continues to bloom throughout the summer and even into autumn. The flowering can be prolonged by removing old flowers before they set seed. Easily grown in dry to medium, well-drained soils in full sun, Purple Poppy Mallow is very drought tolerant with a long tap root. In optimal growing conditions it can self-seed in the garden.

Also known as: Winecup
Habitat: Open woods, rocky hills in shrublands and thickets, dry prairies, fields and along roadsides
Additional note: Callirhoe involucrata is a larval host and/or nectar source for the Gray Hairstreak (Strymon melons).

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