Poppy Mallow (Callirhoe involucrata)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 6 - 12 inches
Plant Spread: 12 - 36 inches
Fruit: Showy
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Other: Magenta
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Groundcover
Will Naturalize
Edible Parts: Roots
Flowers
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Stratify seeds: Soak seeds overnight, mix with sand and store in refrigerator for 30 days.
Depth to plant seed: 1/4 inch
Suitable for wintersowing
Sow in situ
Other info: Space 15-18" apart. Do not try to transplant! May go dormant in the summer.
Pollinators: Moths and Butterflies
Bees
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil
Awards and Recognitions: Other: 1999 Plant Select Winner

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What's Blooming in AugustWhat's Blooming in August
August 15, 2011

This article launches a new feature at All Things Plants. On the 15th of each month I will highlight plants blooming here at Cottage-in-the-Meadow Gardens. I'll have photos and will discuss the plants featured. You're invited to discuss these plants, too, but just as important, you're encouraged to show us what's blooming in your garden each month. I'll also have a monthly contest called "Name that Bloom." The first person to correctly identify the plant will have a photo of his/her choice published and featured in the following month. Be sure to check out this month's mystery flower at the end of this article.

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Location: My front yard.Date: Spring 2012Winecup in my front bed.
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Location: My yard in Arlington, Texas.Date: Spring 2011This beautiful flower covers hillsides in Texas.
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Location: ILDate: 2019-07-07This really takes off and spreads a lot when it likes the locatio
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Location: Goldthwaite, TXDate: 2012-05-13
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Location: ILDate: 2014-06-18
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Location: Moab UtahDate: 2018-06-17
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Date: 2012-02-15
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2012-06-20
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2012-06-27
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Location: Georgia, USADate: Summer
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Photo Courtesy of Prairie Nursery. Used with Permission
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Location: My garden WGDate: 2018-07-01
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Location: Longwood Gardens in southeast PADate: 2018-07-10several plants in the Meadow
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Location: Goldthwaite, TXDate: 2012-05-13
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Location: My front yard.Date: Spring 2012Bloom after a rain.
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Location: My front yard.Date: Spring 2012Close up of the bed.
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Date: 2012-05-17
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2012-06-20Just beginning to open.
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2012-06-27
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2012-07-12Blooms quickly from seed.
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2012-08-20
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2012-08-20
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2012-08-20Immature pod
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Location: My garden in Gent, BelgiumDate: 2013-04-10
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Location: My yard in Arlington, Texas.Date: 2013-05-13Winecup bud looks like a rosebud.
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Photo courtesy of Annie's Annuals and Perennials
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Location: I 45 outer road, halfway twix Houston & DallasDate: 2014-05-21
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Photo Courtesy of Lazy S'S Farm Nursery.
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Location: ILDate: 2014-06-23
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Location: My garden, Ghent, BelgiumDate: 2013-02-24
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Location: I 45 outer road, halfway twix Houston & DallasDate: 2014-05-21
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Photo Courtesy of Lazy S'S Farm Nursery.
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Location: Landenberg, PADate: 2019-06-11large planted patch hanging over a wall
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Location: Landenberg, PADate: 2019-06-11flowers and foliage
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Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Jan 22, 2014 10:18 AM

A rare native wildflower.

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Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Jul 11, 2018 11:56 AM

I just discovered this small wildflower at Longwood Gardens in southeast Pennsylvania at the edge of their The Meadow. It is native to the central US the most, in Nebraska to Texas, some areas of Wyoming into New Mexico, Arkansas & Missouri and then various spots and areas in: Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, one spot in Michigan, and spots and areas in the Southeast from North Carolina into Florida back to Texas. It gets about 6 to 9 inches high and spreads 1 to 3 feet as a matt. It grows in full sun and in dry to moist soil. It forms a deep taproot that helps it survive drought. Not easy to transplant. Some native plant and specialty nurseries sell it, as North Creek Nursery in southeast Pennsylvania. My friend Dale who lives near North Creek Nursery bought some there and planted them above a high wall holding back a slope.

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Plant Events from our members
piksihk On April 27, 2019 Bloomed
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piksihk On July 1, 2018 Miscellaneous Event
3 seed pods
piksihk On July 1, 2018 Bloomed
Couple of blooms
piksihk On June 8, 2018 Bloomed
Reblooming ; WG
piksihk On January 16, 2018 Plant emerged
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piksihk On November 13, 2017 Seeds sown
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piksihk On February 14, 2017 Plant emerged
piksihk On May 1, 2016 Bloomed
piksihk On January 2, 2016 Plant emerged
piksihk On April 30, 2015 Bloomed
MrsBinWY On April 13, 2019 Seeds germinated
1 from each group
MrsBinWY On March 23, 2019 Seeds sown
50 seeds from Prairie Moon. 24-hour soak (starting w/hot water) & a few drops of liquid smoke. Removed the seed coats from a few (12) but quit after damaging a couple embryos. Put 25 (w/6 removed seed coats) & 25 (w/6 removed seed coats) in 2 different milk jugs. One will stay at room temp. The other will go to the back patio (because the sun room won't be very cool given the forecast for the next few days). Brought it back in on 3-31-19.
MrsBinWY On February 16, 2019 Seeds germinated
1 - The first seed that germinated seemed to stall out in the cold. I moved the container to room temp, and right away 2 more germinated and unfurled their cotyledons. I saw another 2 radicals showing today (3-10-19). Total of 7 emerged (counting the 1st one that failed). Beginning to wonder if the cold treatment after the hot soak w/liquid smoke is the best approach...
MrsBinWY On February 9, 2019 Seeds sown
50 seeds from 2015G, soaked overnight with a few drops of liquid smoke, removed seed coat, only 1 or 2 or 3 looked viable, cool sun room
MrsBinWY On April 8, 2018 Potted up
5, pricked out & left rest of container alone
MrsBinWY On March 17, 2018 Seeds germinated
2
MrsBinWY On February 24, 2018 Seeds sown
soaked overnight; removed seed coat; maybe 5-10 viable seeds; cool sun room in milk jug
MrsBinWY On April 15, 2017 Potted up
2
MrsBinWY On February 3, 2017 Seeds sown
soak overnight (hot water + H2O2), remove seed coat, milk jug, cold bottom shelf in sun room, 25 seeds from 2015 garden (~5 looked viable after removed seed coat)
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