Purple Poppymallow

Callirhoe involucrata

Sprawling stems with rounded, deeply dissected leaves form a dense mat on top of which magenta, cup-shaped flowers appear. A very drought tolerant, easy to grow groundcover for the front of borders, rock gardens or naturalized areas. Herbaceous.
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4 - 8

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Full sun

Once established, needs only occasional watering.


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Botanical Pronunciationkal-ir-OH-ee in-vol-yoo-KRAY-tuh
Average Size at MaturityForms a thick mat 6 to 12 in. tall, spreading up to 3 ft. wide
Bloom TimeContinuously, mid-spring to fall
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeLong Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPurplish-pink
Foliage ColorGray-green
Growth RateModerate
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsFlower & Rose Food
Special FeatureEasy Care, North American Native Selection, Waterwise
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, needs only occasional watering.

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. As a groundcover, space plants 2 ft. to 3 ft. apart, (closer for faster coverage). Control weeds with mulch until the plants cover the area.

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This Plant's Growing Zones: 4 - 8

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