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Callirhoe digitata - Nutt.

Common Name Finger Poppy Mallow, Winecup
Family Malvaceae
USDA hardiness 4-8
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Dry plains and barrens[43].
Range Central and Southern N. America - Illinois and Missouri to Kansas and Texas
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Weed Potential No
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Care
Fully Hardy Well drained soil Moist Soil Full sun
Callirhoe digitata Finger Poppy Mallow, Winecup


USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. Vol. 2: 517.
Callirhoe digitata Finger Poppy Mallow, Winecup
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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Callirhoe digitata is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.9 m (3ft).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 5. It is in flower from July to August, and the seeds ripen from August to September. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs).
Suitable for: light (sandy) soils, prefers well-drained soil and can grow in nutritionally poor soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil.

Synonyms

Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Root.
Edible Uses:

Root - cooked[61, 177]. A pleasant taste[46, 105, 161].

Medicinal Uses

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None known

Other Uses

None known

Cultivation details

Prefers a light rich sandy loam and a sunny position[1, 138]. This species is hardy to about -15c[200]. Plants resent root disturbance and should be planted into their final positions as soon as possible[138]. Slugs are strongly attracted to this plant and can destroy even established plants by eating out all the young shoots in spring[K].

Propagation

Seed - sow outdoors or in a cold frame. Plants resent root disturbance so the seed is best sown in situ in April[138], though the slugs will have a field day if you do not protect the plants[K]. If seed is in short supply then sow it in pots in a cold frame, putting a few seeds in each pot, and plant the pots out in early summer once the plants have put on at least 15cm of growth. Germination usually takes place within 1 - 6 months at 15°c[138]. Cuttings of young basal shoots in a frame in sand[1, 200]. Harvest the shoots when they are about 10cm long with plenty of underground stem. Pot them up into individual pots and keep them in light shade in a cold frame or greenhouse until they are rooting well. Plant them out in the summer. Division[200]. With care since the plant resents root disturbance. We have found that it is best not to disturb this plant and so do not try to divide it, relying instead on taking basal cuttings since these do not disturb the main clump[K].

Other Names

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Found In

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Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

Related Plants
Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Callirhoe involucrataPoppy Mallow, Purple poppymallow, Winecup, Finger Poppy Mallow32
Callirhoe leiocarpaTall Poppy-Mallow20

 

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