500 WINECUP Seeds a.K.a Poppy Mallow,Cowboy Rose (Callirhoe leiocarpa) Flowers
A hardy, drought tolerant, sprawling perennial native to Texas and the central United States. The numerous trailing stems spread vine-like over the ground originating from a carrotlike tuber. The magnificent dark purplered or wine colored flowers are numerous found at the end of slender stems. The flowers close each evening and remain permanently shut after pollination.
The stems and leaves of the entire plant die back in the heat of summer and should be trimmed to promote fall growth. Easy to grow from seed, or can be started from the carrotlike tuber. Prefers full sun in gravelly or sandy soils.
Suggested use: Rock gardens, borders, wooden barrels, hanging baskets, meadows. Miscellaneous: Keeping the faded or pollinated blooms picked will prolong the growing season. The trailing stems do not root as one might expect.
About Wine Cup: Wine Cup is native to the south-central region of the United States, and can be found thriving in prairies, dry meadows, and rocky areas. Unlike many varieties of mallow, this variety stands tall rather than trailing along the ground. Its Latin genus name, "Callirhoe," refers to a character of Greek mythology.