<i>Callirhoe involucrata</i><br>Wine Cups
<i>Callirhoe involucrata</i><br>Wine Cups
<i>Callirhoe involucrata</i><br>Wine Cups
<i>Callirhoe involucrata</i><br>Wine Cups
<i>Callirhoe involucrata</i><br>Wine Cups
<i>Callirhoe involucrata</i><br>Wine Cups
<i>Callirhoe involucrata</i><br>Wine Cups

Callirhoe involucrata
Wine Cups

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Butterfly FriendlyFull SunDeer ResistantPart Shade
DESCRIPTION
Wine Cups
Callirhoe involucrata

An outstanding and very attractive native groundcover for spring and summer. A valuable plant for hot south or west-facing beds. Looks lovely draped over stone walls. Requires full sun and good drainage. Will reseed and spread slowly if you let it. Sweet nectar attracts butterflies. In southern states combine with Chocolate Flower and Sun Drops.

BENEFITS
  • Great native groundcover, vibrant color
  • Nectar source for a wide variety of butterflies
  • Larval host plant for the Gray Hairstreak
  • Especially valuable to native bees
NATIVE INFO

Native Range

Purple poppy mallow usually occurs in dryish, rocky soils in prairies, fields and along roadsides, mostly in the U.S. mid section from Michigan to Arizona. 

Map Credit: The Biota of North America 
Map Key: Green (native), Teal (native, adventive), Blue (present), Yellow (present & rare), Red (extinct)

Interesting Facts

 

Each flower closes in the evening and will remain permanently shut after pollination.

 

GROWING TIPS

 

Easily grown in dry to moist, well-drained soils in full sun. Long tap root gives plant good drought tolerance but makes transplanting of established plants difficult. Prefers full sun and mesic to dry conditions. This plant often grows in poor soil that contains sand, gravel, or clay. In rich cultivated soil, it will become longer than it normally does in the wild.

 

Mature Size: 6-8in. Tall x 18-36in. Wide

Hardiness Zone: 4-8

Sun Exposure: Full Sun

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