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Callirhoe involucrata
Common Name: Wine Cups Family: Malvaceae (The Mallow Family)

Callirhoe involucrata
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The luscious, glowing, magenta flowers of wine cups 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.

Geogrpahical Origin:
North America
Native Habitat:
Prairies, open woods, roadsides, railroads.

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourMagenta 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height8-12'  Bloom TimeSummer 
Spread12-24'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureFull - Part Sun Sun  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureAverage Dry Drought Tolerant  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone3-10  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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