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