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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.
Prairies, open woods, roadsides, railroads.