Purple poppy mallow differs from the other Callirhoe species in that it stays short--a desirable trait for formal flower beds. Each stem will sprawl about 2 feet along the ground and produce many magenta, hibiscus-shaped flowers that contrast well with Missouri Primrose.
Uses: groundcover, bees, rock gardens, drought tolerant
Bloom time: June & July
Height: 6 - 9 inches
Space: 2 - 3 feet
Sun: Full sun to medium shade
Moisture: Dry to average (needs well-drained soil)
Seed: Sow seed November through January or cold-moist stratify for 2 months. Germination is often sporadic over multiple seasons. The following seeding rate should yield 10 seeds per square foot.
- 200 seeds per packet
- 7,600 seeds per ounce
- 1 ounce per 760 square feet