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Callirhoë involucrata (Wine-cups)

Callirhoë involucrata Photo/Illustration: Charles Mann

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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Callirhoë involucrata kah-LEER-oh-ee in-vol-yew-KRAY-tah Common Name: Wine-cups Genus: Callirhoë
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 characteristics: Wine-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.
Care: Plant in full sun and sandy, well-drained soil. Does not like winter moisture.
Propagation: Seeds 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.
Problems: Sometimes affected by rust diseases, powdery mildew, aphids, and spider mites.
Height 1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread 3 ft. to 6 ft.
Growth Habit Spreads
Growth Pace Moderate Grower
Light Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture Dry to Medium
Maintenance Low
Characteristics Attracts Butterflies; Native; Showy Flowers
Bloom Time Early Summer; Late Spring; Spring; Summer
Flower Color Purple/ Lavender Flower; Red Flower
Uses Beds and Borders
Style Cottage Garden, Rock Garden
Seasonal Interest Spring Interest, Summer Interest
Type Perennials

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