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Fringed Poppy Mallow
Callirhoe digitata

Family: Malvaceae (mal-VAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Callirhoe (kal-ir-OH-ee) (Info)
Species: digitata (dig-ee-TAH-tuh) (Info)





12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


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)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun


Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:


Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall




Other details:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

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


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

Richmond, California

Mount Prospect, Illinois

Wayland, Massachusetts

Gardeners' Notes:


On May 29, 2007, htop from San Antonio, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

I have not grown this plant.

Fringed Poppy Mallow (Callirhoe digitata) is a native plant that can be found in Arkansas, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri and Oklahoma. It typically occurs in rocky, dryish, soils in limestone glades, meadows and prairies. It usually grows 2 feet to 3 feet tall (sometimes up to 4 feet). The erect stems are slender and branching. Lower leaves are much larger than the upper leaves. They are palmately divided into 5 to 7 finger-like lobes. Its bloom period runs from mid-spring to September. Cup-shaped, five-petaled, solitary, upward facing magenta flowers are up to 2" wide and are on pedicels that are up to 6" long. The corolla is deeplyobed. The flower petal edges are fringed. Typical of mallow family members, the stamen and style... read more