Winecup, Purple poppy mallow
Malvaceae (Mallow Family)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia
Purple poppy-mallow’s stems sprawl along the ground up to 3 feet, forming a thick mat up to 1 foot tall. Rounded, hairy leaves are deeply lobed and cleft. The chalice-shaped, 1 1/2-2 1/2 in. wide flowers have a white spot at the base of their five, maroon petals. Flowers, which are borne on long, axillary
stalks, close in the evening, open in the morning and remain closed after pollination.
An attractive, spreading, drought-tolerant perennial,
Winecup is susceptible to a rust during wet seasons in the Great Plains.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Pink , Purple
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun
, WY Native Distribution:
to e. WY,
s. to LA, TX
& n.e. NM Native Habitat:
It is usually found in open woods and on rocky hills in shrublands and thickets.
Growing ConditionsWater Use:
Medium Light Requirement:
Sun , Part Shade Soil Moisture:
Moist , Dry CaCO3 Tolerance:
Medium Soil Description:
Well-drained, rocky or sandy soils. Clay, Clay Loam, Medium Loam, Sandy Loam, Sandy, Gravelly, Calcareous, Acid-based. Conditions Comments:
Winecup has masses of flowers in spring that are predominately solid pink to magenta-colored. The trailing form and strongly lobed foliage are especially nice when planted with contrasting shapes and leaf textures of plants such as Wild Foxglove and Four-nerve Daisy. It can also look nice in a hanging basket or trailing over a wall. An attractive, spreading, drought tolerant perennial
which must be in well-drained soil.
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. Use Wildlife:
Nectar-Bees Use Medicinal:
Burned, crushed dried roots inhaled for head
colds. Aching limbs exposed to smoke to reduce pain. Roots boiled, then tea drunk for pains. Conspicuous Flowers:
Butterflies Nectar Source:
Butterflies and Moths of North America (BAMONA)
is a larval host and/or nectar source for: