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Drought tolerant and naturalizing, wine cups makes a nice groundcover.

Drought tolerant and naturalizing, wine cups makes a nice groundcover. USDA, NRCS. 2012. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 5 October 2012). National Plant Data Team, Greensboro, NC 27401-4901 USA. Typical inventory plug

Callirhoe involucrata

Wine cups

A Mid-west native, Callirhoe involucrata grows best in dry soils in full sun to partial shade. The plant has a long taproot, which makes it drought tolerant, but transplanting established plants difficult.

C. involucrata features red, cup-shaped flowers with attractive foliage. Has a good creeping habit and makes a good groundcover as it forms thick mats up to 1 foot tall. 


Height:

6 in

Spread:

1-3 ft

USDA Hardiness Zone:

3-9

Bloom Color:

Red

Callirhoe involucrata Characteristics

Exposure

  • Full Sun to Partial Shade

Soil Moisture Preference

  • Dry

Attributes

  • Naturalizing
  • Drought Tolerant

Flowering Months

  • September
  • August
  • July

Foliage Color

  • Green

Interesting Notes:

For more information on this plant, visit the USDA PLANTS Database: http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=CAIN2