Tips on how to care for Winecups flower



The winecups flower is a tough and drought tolerant perennial plant and is native to parts of the southwest and central United States. The plant is about 5" tall x 24-30" wide. Winecups flower has a low spreading stems which makes the plant useful on slopes or cascading over retaining walls. Winecups flower is a valuable plant for hot south or west facing beds.

Winecups flower grows well in a wide range of soil types, which include clay. The plant can goes completely dormant and loses all of previous year's growth. The plant can gently reseeds itself and will slowly spread if you allow it. Some of the recommended companion plants are Purple Prairie Clover, Chocolate Flower and Sundrops. Below is the information about the plant;

The common name: The common names are Poppy Mallow, Winecups.

The botanical name: The botanical name is Callirhoe involucrate.

Hardiness zones: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

The light requirements: Winecups flower prefers full sun.

The flower color: The flower color is pink.

The mature height: The mature height is about 5" tall.

The blooming time: The blooming time is summer.

The soil type: The plant does well in clay soil, sandy soil, average soil.

The soil moisture: Winecups flowers are drought resistant / waterwise

Some of the Advantages: Winecups flowers really attract butterflies, they are bee friendly, and they are also deer resistant, it is also a low maintenance plant.

The planting time: The planting time is spring / summer, fall



Tips on how to grow Winecups flowers

Winecups flowers are a native genus of magenta or pink blooming perennials from the prairies and meadows of the mid-section of the United State.
Winecups flowers can be planted in almost any soil including clay with full sun conditions.
Make sure you keep the plant regularly watered for the first growing season to establish the roots. Make sure you protect the plant from browsing rabbits. You can fertilize lightly in fall with Yum Yum Mix/compost blend. You can deadhead the plant to prolong blooming. Winecups flowers are generally tap-rooted and they should not be divided or moved after they are established.


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