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Callirhoe Involucrata

Botanical Name:

Callirhoe involucrata

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How to Grow
Water
Medium
Water moderately, allowing the top 3cm to dry out between watering.
Sunlight
Full Sun
6+ hours of direct sun per day
Soil
Well-drained, rocky or sandy soils. Clay, Clay Loam, Medium Loam, Sandy Loam, Sandy, Gravelly, Calcareous, Acid-based.
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug

Plant Type

Perennials, Ground Cover, Wildflower, Herb

Lifespan

Perennial

Plant Height

0-1 ft.

Flower

Individual cup-shaped showy magenta flowers are 1.5-2.5" across with a prominate stamen and 5 broad petals that are often white near the base. They appear in late spring and continue blooming through summer.

Fruit

Schizocarps that are arranged together like a ring, are flattened and reniform (kidney-shaped) with short hairy beaks. Each contains a single seed.

Benefits
Ornamental

Excellent addition as a bedding plant alone or mixed in a grassy area. May be planted in a hanging basket in which trailing stems cascade over the side. Color, Blooms ornamental, Showy, Wildflower meadow, Easily grown, Long-blooming.

Attracts

Butterflies

Taxonomy

Order

Malvales

Family

Malvaceae

Genus

Callirhoe

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