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Purple Poppy-Mallow, Wine Cups
Callirhoe involucrata

Mat forming habit of Wine Cups
Mat forming habit of Wine Cups

Quick Profile

Exposure
Full Sun
 
Mature Height
6 - 12 Inches
 
USDA Hardiness Zones
4 - 8 
 
Native To:
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Michigan
Missouri
 
Soil Conditions
Dry
Moist, Well-Drained
 
Bloom Color
Purple
 
Bloom Season
May - June
 

Features

Cup shaped flowers are deep red-purple. Wine Cups also has attractive lobed leaves.

Culture

Full sun; tolerates droughty soils.

Notes

Found in dry prairies and fields. Wine Cups has a deep taproot which makes transplanting difficult. The habit of this plant is mat forming.