Wine Cup Callirhoe Seeds
A hardy, drought tolerant, sprawling perennial native to Texas and the central United States. The numerous trailing stems spread vine like over the ground originating from a carrot-like tuber. The magnificent dark purple-red or wine colored flowers are numerous found at the end of slender stems. The flowers close each evening and remain permanently shut after pollination. The stems and leaves of the entire plant die back in the heat of summer and should be trimmed to promote fall growth. Easy to grow from seed. The wine-cup, or poppy-mallow is one of the most brilliant of wildflowers. It is a low, sprawling perennial with a thick, tuberous root, capable of surviving droughts and poor, rocky soil. It doesn't usually grow in large groups, more often there are a few scattered plants among other wildflowers. It seems to do well in partial shade and we have a number of plants scattered throughout the gardens. An unusual feature of this flower is its foliage, which is different during the winter, when it grows in a low cluster, with wide scalloped leaves, and the spring and summer, when it sends out long stems for the flowers but also produces thin, deeply-notched leaves. The magenta blossoms attract many bees and small wasps.