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.
TRN268 Callirhoe Triangulata
Deep burgundy poppy mallow, long bloomer summer to fall,
spreads, for sandy soil, slow to germ, grows 8" tall, hardy to
zone 5. Perennial.