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Callirhoe involucrata - Purple Poppy Mallow

Sun Exposure: Sun

Soil Moisture: Medium-Dry, Dry

Soil Type: Loam, Sand, Loam-Clay

Height: 6-12 inches 

Spread: 2-4 feet

Blooms: June, July, August

Root: Taproot

Habitat: Prairies, Pastures, Open woodlands, Roadsides

Landscape uses: Pollinator gardens, Rock garden, Drought resistant

Complimentary Plants: Junegrass, Slender Mountain Mint, Pearly Everlasting

Wildlife Value: The flowers are cross-pollinated primarily by bees. Host Plant: Gray Hairstreak, Painted Lady butterflies.

Seed Origin: Winona, MN (Prairie Moon seed supplier)

Germination Code: C(30)


Photo credits: #1 Yamaplos, #2 by Stan Shebs, #3 by peganum, #4 by peganum

Callirhoe involucrata - Purple Poppy Mallow

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  • Purple Poppy Mallow, also known as Winecups, offers an amazing display of magenta flowers that bloom for a long period in the summer heat. Blooming can be prolonged by dead-heading - with new blooms occuring well into Autumn. This plant has a long central taproot that makes it drought tolerant - but hard to transplant once established, so pick your spot carefully. 

    Purple Poppy Mallow thrives in full sun and depleted or dry soils. Too much moisture or shade will lead to rot and pest problems. Plant it at the edge of a garden, on top of a rock wall to encourage trailing, or tumbing down a bank. A few plants planted together help to create a mat of foliage for a ground cover.

    This plant is a near native- its range extends to Ontario's border. 

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