Prairie Winecups

Callirhoe involucrata

Plant Details:

Plant Type: Perennial
Plant Family: Malvaceae
Plant Description: Low-growing, mat-forming perennial. Wine-red cup-shaped flowers begin blooming in mid-late spring and last until autumn. Dark green palmately compound leaves provide a perfect backdrop for the flowers. Transplanting is difficult due to its large taproot. Very drought tolerant but performs best with a little water. Do not overwater. May self seed in optimum conditions.
Plant Care: Overall needs will be reduced when plants are placed in areas where the soil, climate and exposure match the plant requirements. Remove spent blooms to promote rebloom later. As plants become dormant in the fall, remove dead leaves and stems.

Plant Attributes:

Hardiness Zone: 4 to 8
Mature Size: 6" tall x 36" wide
Utah Native: N
Color: Pink
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Period: May - Jun

Plant Needs:

Light Requirement: Sun
Irrigation Requirement:     Very Low

Garden Location:

  • Commercial Concepts
    • Education Center Landscape
  • Maintenance Path
    • Maintenance Matters
  • Neighborhood Landscapes
    • A Desert with Altitude
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Winter