Callirhoe involucrata - Purple Poppy Mallow

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    Callirhoe involucrata - Purple Poppy Mallow

    SKU: C12240



    Purple Poppy Mallow is a very rare native plant that produces a non-stop show of attractive, cup-shaped, wine red flowers with white centers from June through to September! Its trailing stems are perfect for hanging over walls and it makes an excellent ground cover. Very drought-tolerant and easy to grow in well-drained soils, Callirhoe involucrata is a valuable plant for hot south or west facing gardens. It is also the larval host and/or nectar source for the Gray Hairstreak Butterfly (Strymon melons).

      All Summer
      Sun to Pt Shade
      Sand to Loam
    Approx. 20 seeds per pack - 130 seeds per gram

    Attracts Butterflies!
    Deer Resistant!
    Drought Tolerant!
    Perfect for Rock Gardens!

    All Wildflower Farm seeds are hardy through growing zone 3, organic and non-GMO.


    Indoors: Cold, moist stratification. Start at least 5 weeks before outdoor night temperatures are reliably in the 10 C (50 F) range. Mix the seed with a slightly moistened, sterile, soil-less growing mix. Put this in a labelled, sealed plastic bag and store in a refrigerator for one day. The next day place this in the freezer for one day. Repeat this for one week, alternating between the fridge and the freezer. After stratifying, plant seed 0.32 cm (1/8 inch) deep in pots. Keep moist but not soggy and very warm (21 C - 70 F). When seedlings are 5 cm (2 inches) tall or more, transplant into the garden spaced 30 cm (1 foot) apart.

    Outdoors: Plant seed 3 mm (1/8 inch) deep in a prepared seed bed in late fall so that the seed overwinters and germinates naturally in spring.

    Outdoors Alternative: In late fall through to mid-winter fill plastic pots with a slightly moistened, sterile, soil-less growing mix. Place seed on the surface of the growing mix and label the pots. Place the pots outdoors in an area where they will experience the snow and cold of winter. The seed will germinate in the pots in spring as the weather warms up. Be sure to water the pots regularly in spring and once the plants are 5 cm (2 inches) tall, transplant them into your garden.