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Variegated Winecup, White Winecup
Callirhoe involucrata var. lineariloba

Family: Malvaceae (mal-VAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Callirhoe (kal-ir-OH-ee) (Info)
Species: involucrata var. lineariloba




6-12 in. (15-30 cm)


15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


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Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade


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Bloom Color:

White/Near White

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:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Direct sow as soon as the ground can be worked

Seed Collecting:

Collect seedhead/pod when flowers fade; allow to dry

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored


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

Tyngsboro, Massachusetts

Arlington, Texas

Houston, Texas

Merit, Texas

San Antonio, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:


On Feb 19, 2007, frostweed from Josephine, Arlington, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Variegated Winecup, White Winecup Callirhoe involucrata var. lineariloba is Native to Texas and other States.


On Jun 5, 2004, htop from San Antonio, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

San Antonio, Texas
This plant is also known as white winecup. The blooms can be totally white or they can be streaked with purple or red. In Texas, they are native to the Central Texas region. They are low growing, have tuberous roots to assist with their survival during drought from which they spread into neat clumps and stay green in the winter. In my area, they bloom from February to June. They will not survive in total shade, but do well in dappled and partial shade. They are adaptable to most soil types, even caliche. An unusual bloom on a this long lived plant makes it worthy of planting in a cultivated setting. There is a cultivar that is pure white.