Callirhoe involucrata Wine Cups
Callirhoe involucrata
(Wine Cups)

50 seeds   $3.50  

   
Callirhoe involucrata

Callirhoe involucrata is a native perennial with reddish-purple, bowl-shaped flowers that bloom all summer long. Also known as Wine Cups and Purple Poppy Mallow. The flowers attract bees and butterflies, and it is a host plant for the Gray Hairstreak butterfly.

Callirhoe involucrata is a sprawling, drought-tolerant perennial. It looks good in the middle of a prairie or wildflower garden, and it makes a terrific companion plant for ornamental grasses.

The seeds don't usually germinate indoors because they require fluctuating termperatures and a long periood of cold-moist stratification. I've had seedlings appear in an area where the original plants were removed several years earlier. Once you have an established plant in the garden, it will self sow, but it's not invasive. Hardy in zones 3-9.

height 12"
width 30"

Sowing Callirhoe involucrata Seeds

Scarify seeds, then sow outdoors in the fall, 1/4" deep. Full sun.

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