Callirhoe Seed ( Perennial/Annual )
Winecups, or Purple Mallow Poppy are good for native ground cover, border fronts, rock gardens, native plant gardens, wild gardens, naturalized areas or meadows. Sprawl over a stone wall. Fits well into both formal garden areas as well as wild/naturalized areas.
Sowing Callirhoe Seeds:
Scarify seeds by rubbing with sandpaper. Sow outdoors in the fall, 1/4" deep. Requires a long period of cold-moist stratification. Slow to germinate. Full sun.
SF131 Tall Wine Cups ( Callirhoe leiocarpa )
An annual species that grows from 1-3 feet tall with fuchsia colored flowers The leaves are scalloped or cleft. Blooms early summer into fall. Blooms spring to midsummer, the reddish purple to pink flowers have 5 petals that form a cup.
Readily self seeds.
Photo by Stan Shebs
TRN258 Callirhoe Involucrata
Plants typically form a low foliage mound from 6 to 9 inches tall on procumbent stems which spread along the ground to 3' wide. Solitary, upward facing, cup-shaped, five-petaled, poppy-like, magenta flowers to 2.5" wide continuously appear on thin stems above the foliage from mid-spring to fall.
Stamens form a prominent central column typical of mallow family members, but with distinctive style branches. Leaves are palmately divided into 5-7 finger-like lobes.
Wine cups make excellent slowly spreading growndcover in well drained soil.
A few solitary plants will eventually spread out to cover an area.
Grows 8" tall, hardy for zones 4-8. Perennial.
TRN594 Fringed Poppy Mallow ( Callirhoe digitata )
Callirhoe digitata is unique among Poppy Mallows as it stands tall instead of sprawling along the ground, earning it another common name, Standing Winecups; its petals are fringed along the outer edge, unlike other Callirhoe species; and its leaves are also finely divided, with few leaves on the upper stems.
It's many uses include: Borders, native plant gardens, wild gardens, cottage gardens, naturalized areas or meadows. Fits well into both formal garden areas as well as wild grassy areas.
Grows 36" tall, hardy for zones 5-8. Perennial.
TRN594 Clustered Poppy Mallow ( Callirhoe triangulata
The drier the soil, the better for this Poppy Mallow. Even through the driest stretches of summer, the Clustered Poppy Mallow will be laden with beautiful magenta-red blossoms. As the growing season progresses, the plants droop so you may want to stake them upright.
The Clustered Poppy Mallow's bold arrowhead leaves distinguish it from other Callirhoes, which have very similar flowers. Slow to germinate, grows 8" tall, hardy to zone 5. Perennial.