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Callirhoe involucrata

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
kal-ir-OH-ee in-vol-yoo-KRAY-tuh
Description

Purple Poppy Mallow is an herbaceous pernnial wildflower in the marshmallow family native to the central U.S.A.  This mat-forming groundcover should be planted in the full sun in well-drained soil that is evenly moist to occasionally dry.  It has a long taproot that can make transplanting established plants difficult but this showy magenta flower will easily self-seed in your landscape.  The taproot does help with increased drought and dry soil tolerance.  Consider this plant for a rock garden, a border front or have it naturalize in a meadow.

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems:  No serious problems.  Wet soils can cause crown rot.

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Tags:
#drought tolerant#low maintenance#magenta flowers#naturalizes#rock gardens#borders#self-seeding#wildflower garden#late spring flowers#mid-summer flowers#border front#early summer flowers#late summer flowers#rocky soils tolerant#flowers early fall#dry soils tolerant
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#drought tolerant#low maintenance#magenta flowers#naturalizes#rock gardens#borders#self-seeding#wildflower garden#late spring flowers#mid-summer flowers#border front#early summer flowers#late summer flowers#rocky soils tolerant#flowers early fall#dry soils tolerant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Callirhoe
    Species:
    involucrata
    Family:
    Malvaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Seed
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Central U.S.A.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 0 ft. 6 in. - 1 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 0 ft. 5 in. - 3 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ground Cover
    Wildflower
    Maintenance:
    Low
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    Shallow Rocky
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Occasionally Dry
    Available Space To Plant:
    Less than 12 inches
    12 inches-3 feet
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4a, 4b, 5b, 5a, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8b, 8a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    Red/Burgundy
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Long Bloom Season
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Cup
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
    Flower Description:
    Single cup-shaped showy magenta flowers 2.5" across with a prominate stamen appear in late spring and continue blooming through fall.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Shape:
    Palmasect
    Leaf Margin:
    Lobed
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Leaves are palmately divided into 5-7 lobes they appear on procumbent stems that run along the ground
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Meadow
    Naturalized Area
    Rock Wall
    Landscape Theme:
    Drought Tolerant Garden
    Rock Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Drought
    Dry Soil