Purple Poppy Mallow

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Incredible Color Pop Purple Poppy Mallow

  • Lovely Native Plant
  • Showy Magenta Blooms Resemble "Wine Cups"
  • Blooms From Late Spring Through Fall
  • Makes Butterflies and Beneficial Pollinators Very Happy
  • Delicate, Finely Dissect Leaves
  • Covers Bare Ground With Color
  • Useful Spreading Habit
  • Valuable Perennial With Long-Lasting Season of Bloom
  • Rugged and Durable
  • Great Choice for Poor, Rocky Soil
  • Extremely Cold Hardy
  • Drought Tolerant Once Established
  • Deer Don't Prefer the Taste

Make the world a bolder place with the intense tones and shapely form of this flowering groundcover. Perennial Purple Poppy Mallow (Callirhoe involucrata) stays low, spreads wide and comes back year after year to delight you once again.

This amazing native gem offers an incredible amount of flower power. Gain bright red-purple blooms that face upright for three months or more.

Go ahead and try to catalog all the butterflies that visit. It won't take long before you lose count!

Beyond delivering nectar, this pretty choice is even a host plant for Gray Hairstreak caterpillars. Soften the edges of your Butterfly Garden with their low-growing beauty.

These sun-lovers are giving plants. They'll turn a bare spot into a showpiece for very little effort.

Purple Poppy Mallow develops a long tap root, which helps it withstand tough weather conditions. Plant them in a permanent spot out, as their tap roots are hard to transplant.

Once it's established in your soil, it becomes blissfully drought-tolerant. Enjoy your vacation without worry, as your Purple Poppy Mallow can keep churning out bloom after bloom.

Don't be surprised to get asked about your planting. People love the interplay between the dramatic, five petaled flowers and the finely cut, palmately divided green leaves.

You can feel great about this choice for many reasons. After all, a mature mat becomes an important ecological resource.

Nature Hills is thrilled to offer natives like Purple Poppy Mallow. Place your order from our Butterfly Plant experts and do your good deed for the day!

How to Use Purple Poppy Mallow in the Landscape

Select a site in full sun, where other plants wilt and fade. How about your mini-Sahara around the mailbox? Or the Death Valley near your back door?

Plant several to create a high-impact mass planting 12 inches apart on center. They'll spread out thick to cover the ground with color.

Line the top of a retaining wall with these rugged plants. Over time, they'll spill over the edge to softly blur any harsh boundary line.

Create a mulched border on either side of your sidewalk. Use Purple Poppy Mallow to create a "Red Carpet" effect and treat your guests with an impressive welcome.

Tuck them under overgrown shrubs to perk up "ho hum" foundation plantings and enliven mature evergreens. Just ensure you plant them on the sunny south side!

Create a Xeriscaped rock garden with help from Nature Hills. We offer many different options, including Plains Grasses, fragrant Lavenders and pollinator-friendly Bluebeards.

Ornamental Purple Poppy Mallow is a great choice for commercial properties, too. Install a walking path with plenty of benches...then rely on these native groundcovers to highlight the edge of oversized mass plantings of easy-care Rudbeckia, Coneflower and Ornamental Grass.

You can even use them as a special "Spiller" in oversized container gardens. Treat them like a succulent or cactus in the pot, and partner with a Yucca Filamentosa as a "Thriller".

For a modern look, create a series of narrow rectangular planting beds to define your space. Plant these gorgeous native along the length of each bed to develop into a ribbon of color.

Don't forget that pollinators appreciate their extended season of bloom. Use near a seasonal Victory Garden or fruiting trees to entice these critical critters to the blossoms of your food crops.

Layer in flowering plants that match your site's unique microclimates. Callirhoe involucrata Purple Poppy Mallow choice ground cover works best in the tough, forgotten, hot, dry parts of your landscape.

#ProPlantTips for Care

Give Purple Poppy Mallow growing conditions that include at least six hours of sunlight a day. The more sun, the better!

They will not tolerate standing water, so please ensure their new home has sharply well-drained soil. Dry, rocky soils are perfect for this petite powerhouse.

Water them consistently during their first season in your landscape. They develop a very long tap root during that time, and will be drought resistant once established.

Plan for their mature spread listed on the Plant Highlights. That tap root makes them difficult to transplant, so rest easy in your initial choice of planting site.

Let's face it. The beautiful, cup-shaped magenta flowers of this Merlot-colored, mat forming perennial look great no matter how you use them!

Purple Poppy Mallow is front and center in the movement towards durable, long-blooming, waterwise native plants. Order enough to complete your project today!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Purple Poppy Mallow Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-8
Growing Zones 4-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Callirhoe involucrata
Type Perennial
Mature Height 6 - 12 inches
Mature Spread 1 - 3 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Low
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring
Fragrant No