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Wine Cup Plant

Wine Cup Plant

Wine Cup Plant

This easy to grow plant can be grown indoors or outside. But maybe even more impressive, this plant is capable of absorbing nitrates and fueling the microbes that help decompose nitrogen.Conditions Comments: Winecup has masses of flowers in spring that are predominately solid pink to magenta-colored. The trailing form and strongly lobed foliage are especially nice when planted with contrasting shapes and leaf textures of plants such as Wild Foxglove and Four-nerve Daisy. It can also look nice in a hanging basket or trailing over a wall. An attractive, spreading, drought tolerant perennial which must be in well-drained soil.

Plant

1999 Plant Select Winner 5" tall x 24-30" wide (seed propagated). Callirhoe involucrata (Poppy Mallow or Wine Cups) are five-petaled flowers are a rich wine-red color, with a white eye and cover the plant all summer. To see this plant in full bloom is to want it! The low spreading stems make this plant useful on slopes or cascading over retaining walls. A valuable plant for hot south or west facing beds. Callirhoe involucrata grows well in a wide range of soil types, including clay. Goes completely dormant and loses all of previous year's growth. Gently reseeds itself and will slowly spread if you let it. Recommended companion plants are Chocolate Flower, Purple Prairie Clover and Sundrops.Perennials and spring-planted bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment and all items are shipping to the same address, there is no additional shipping charge.

See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (800) 925-9387 or contact us by email.Callirhoe involucrata, commonly called wine cups, purple poppy mallow or buffalo rose, is a native North American member of the Malvaceae (mallow family) hardy in zones 4-8 (probably zone 3 in well-drained soil). This is a small genus of a dozen species that are most diverse in the central United States. Winecups grows wild in dry, rocky areas, such as prairies, pastures, open woods, and roadsides from southern Canada, south to Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, and Utah. The drought-tolerant perennial produces showy flowers along its sprawling stems all summer long. Although it is only about 4-6 inches tall, it may appear taller as it often grows up and is supported by neighboring plants. (Source: hort.extension.wisc.edu)

 

 

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