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.
Wine Cup 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.
Growing Wine Cup Seeds: Since this plant withstands drought very well, it does not need to be watered; too much moisture will cause disease. For the most profuse blooms, remove faded blossoms.This plant will self-seed and slowly spread. Since mature plants have long tap roots, transplanting is not recommended.This plant attracts bees and many butterflies.
Harvesting Wine Cup: These bright blossoms make attractive additions to flower arrangements. Cut the stems to the desired length and place them in water.
Saving Wine Cup 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 Wine Cup Info: Origin: US Native Wildflower Other Common Names: Annual Winecup, Tall Poppymallow, Palmleaf Poppymallow, Cowboy Rose Duration: Annual Bloom Time: Summer Height: 24-36 inches Spacing: 12-24 inches Light: Full Sun to Part Shade Soil Moisture: Wet USDA Zone: 5a-9b Seeds Per Oz: 8,300 Produces deeply divided, slightly hairy leaves with rounded lobes and 2” cup shaped, bright maroon flowers with a white spot at their base.