|Named for the daughter of the river god Achelous, their big cup-shaped, crimson and magenta flowers dance on long slim stems above pretty hand-shaped leaves. Perennials with thick taproots, they thrive in hot sun and poor soil, and most survive frost to 5º F. Excellent flowers for hard-to-reach corners of a dry rock garden, also fine for mixed borders. Callirhoe involucrata (Purple Poppy Mallow) spreads a low mat of leaves, brightened in summer with violet blossoms. Give full sun and well-drained sandy soil. Transplant with care, keeping the tuberous roots as intact as possible. Grow from seed, by division or from cuttings in summer.
This bright perennial grows trailing to upright. The flowers are crimson-purple to cherry red.
Attributes - Callirhoe involucrata
Plant Type: Perennial
Bloom Season: Late Spring through Late Summer
Flower Color: Purple, Red
Height: 6 in. to 1 ft.
Width: 3 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Climate: Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
Notes: Thrives in Dry Climates, Hot Climates. Container Plants, Drought Tolerant, Low Maintenance.