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About Bush's Poppy Mallow: Because of its trailing habit and bright blossoms, Bush’s Poppy Mallow makes an eye-catching addition to rock gardens or draped over rock walls. It also spreads eventually to form a native ground cover. In the wild, this plant can be found in open woodland and on rocky, dry slopes. Botanists first described this plant for records in 1909, naming it for botanical expert Benjamin Franklin Bush. Its Latin genus name, “Callirhoe,” refers to a character of Greek mythology.

Bush's Poppy Mallow Germination: For the best germination rates, soak the seed in water overnight, then mix the seed with moist sand and store it in the refrigerator for 30 days before planting. After the last frost of spring, sow the treated seed ¼” below the surface of the soil. For fall planting, simply soak the seed in water overnight and direct sow ¼” below the surface of the soil. Thin or transplant seedlings to 15-18” apart. This plant grows well in dry, rocky, or shallow soil and adapts to partial shade.

Growing Bush's Poppy Mallow Seeds: Since this plant withstands drought very well, it does not need to be watered; too much moisture will cause disease. This plant will self-seed and slowly spread, making an attractive native ground cover. The stems will sprawl along the ground, primarily growing out rather than up. Since mature plants have long tap roots, transplanting is not recommended.This plant attracts bees and many butterflies.

Harvesting Bush's Poppy Mallow: These vining stems and bright blossoms make attractive additions to flower arrangements. Cut the stems to the desired length and place them in water.

Saving Bush's Poppy Mallow Seeds: The mature seed heads will turn a pale tan, and easily come apart when pressed. Remove the ripe seed heads and separate the seed from the husks. Store the seed in a cool, dry place.

Detailed Bush's Poppy Mallow Info: Origin: US Native Other Common Names: Duration: Perennial Bloom Time: Summer Height: 18-24 inches Spacing: 15-18 inches Light: Full Sun to Part Shade Soil Moisture: Dry USDA Zone: 3a-9b Seeds Per Oz: 2,100 Produces divided, maple leaf-like foliage and 1-2” five petaled, cupped magenta flowers with prominent white stamens.

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Note: Many wildflowers can grow in areas outside of their natural range.


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