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Callirhoe involucrata


Callirhoe involucrata is an extremely showy, midwestern US native with luscious, glowing, magenta flowers with white centres.

Callirhoe involucrata produces luscious, glowing, magenta flowers with white centres. It is an extremely showy native to the midwestern US. Superficially you might think it’s a hardy geranium but despite the similar deeply cut leaves, closer inspection of the flowers will reveal that it is a mallow. Wine cups has a sprawling nature with ground-hugging stems. It looks best spilling over a wall or weaving through other perennials. Infertile and well-drained soil is best in full sun. Blooms all summer.

Common Name: Wine Cups

Family: Malvaceae (The Mallow Family)

Zone Hardiness: 3-10

Light: Full Sun

Height: 8-12"

Width: 12-24"

Primary Bloom Colour: Magenta

Secondary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Summer

Soil Moisture: Average, Dry, Drought Tolerant

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No


Benefits: Butterflies, Hummingbirds

Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Prairies, open woods, roadsides, railroads.


Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America

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