Native Plant Database

Header Photo: Mervin Wallace

Purple Poppy Mallow

Callirhoe involucrata
Plant Type: Herbaceous Perennials
Native Environment: Glade
Season of Interest: Mid (May - June), Late (July - frost)
Main Color: Purple, Red
Fall Color:
Hardy From Zone:
Hardy To Zone:

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Hardiness Zones

Midwest map of zones 5 (north), 6, and 7 (south)

as defined by the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map; (hardiness zones are not recorded for all Grow Native! plants)
Sun Exposure 
Full Sun
Soil
Moisture
Dry, Moderate
Nature Attracting
Pollinators/Beneficial Insects
Wildlife Benefit
Food/Pollinators, Butterfly / Moth Host
Animal
Resistance
Rabbit Resistant
Size

Height:

4 to
6
inches

Spread:

24 to
36
inches
Size
Height: 4 to
6
inches
Spread: 24 to
36
inches
Size
Height: 4 to
6
inches
Spread: 24 to
36
inches
Typical Landscape Use
The trailing stems will hang over rocks or low walls and make an excellent ground cover.
Establishment and Care Instructions
Very drought tolerant and easy to grow in well-drained soil. Can cut back in late summer.
Special Features
Special Usage
Ground Cover, Containers
Basic Description

Showy, cup-shaped red-violet flowers bloom from June through frost. The trailing stems will hang over walls and make an excellent ground cover. This pretty ground cover is a host for common checkered skippers.

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