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Wine-cups

Callirhoë involucrata

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This plant resembles a rosy-purple poppy mallow that blooms all summer. The saucer-shaped flowers are held above prostrate red stems and fingered leaves.

Noteworthy CharacteristicsWine-cups can spread 5 feet or more within two years but doesn't become invasive. A mature plant will spread 5 feet or more, studded with up-facing glowing purple flowers.

CarePlant in full sun and sandy, well-drained soil. Does not like winter moisture.

PropagationSeeds are produced in pods which can be direct sown or sown in a container. Mature plants resent moving as it disturbs the sensitive tap root.

ProblemsSometimes affected by rust diseases, powdery mildew, aphids, and spider mites.

  • Genus : Callirhoë
  • Plant Height : 1 to 3 feet
  • Plant Width : 3 to 6 feet
  • Zones : 4, 5, 6
  • Moisture : Dry to Medium
  • Bloom Time : Early Summer, Late Spring, Spring, Summer
  • Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Growth Rate : Moderate
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Flower Color : Red
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest
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