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Callirhoe involucrata (Poppy mallow)

Callirhoe involucrata

Botanical Name:    Callirhoe involucrata

Common Name(s):    Poppy mallow

Family:    Malvaceae

Genus:    Callirhoe

Species:    involucrata

Plant Type:    Herbaceous perennial

Height:    0.50 to 1.00 feet

Spread:    0.50 to 3.00 feet

Bloom Time:    May to June

Bloom Color(s):    Reddish purple

Leaves:    Dark green

Range:    North America


Callirhoe involucrata (Poppy mallow) is a species of flowering plant in the family Malvaceae. It is native to North America. It is an herbaceous perennial growing to 1 ft (30 cm) tall and 3 ft (90 cm) wide. The leaves are dark green, deeply lobed, The flowers are reddish purple, cup-shaped, with five-petaled. The preference is full sun, and dry to medium moisture, well-drained, rocky or sandy soils. Good for borders, rock gardens, natural settings and as a groundcover.

How to Grow

Sun:    Full sun

Water:    Dry to medium

Soil:    Well-drained, rocky or sandy soils

Propagation:    Seeds