Plains Poppy-Mallow, Pink Wine Cup
Callirhoe alcaeoides

Family: Malvaceae (mal-VAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Callirhoe (kal-ir-OH-ee) (Info)
Species: alcaeoides (al-see-OH-id-eez) (Info)

Category:

Perennials

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

From seed; stratify if sowing indoors

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Arlington, Texas

Hockley, Texas

La Grange, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jul 27, 2005, bettydee from La Grange, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

This herbaceous perennial is native to the Great Plains. The 5 petals are goblet shaped and about 1" in diameter. The fillaments appear after the pollen is spent and are whitish or yellowish. The basal leaves are lobed into 5 to 7 sectionsl The upper leaves are very slender. It grows scattered among its cousin, the Purple Wine Cup, C. involucrata. It grows from a thick taproot and does not transplant well. I like the contract between the plentiful purple color and the pale pink that appear here and there. It's not picky about soil types, but does need well drained soil. Prefers full sun. Does not grow in the shade around here.