Bush's Poppy Mallow - Callirhoe bushii

Callirhoe bushii is a species of flowering plant in the mallow family known by the common name Bush's poppy-mallow. It is native to the United States, where it can be found in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma. This plant was first described in 1909 and named for the botanist Benjamin Franklin Bush. It produces poppy-like magenta flowers. It is commonly grown as an ornamental plant. In the wild it grows in woodlands and on prairies.

Water Needs: 
Low
Foliage Color: 
Green
Flower Attributes: 
Showy Flowers
Landscape Uses: 
Dry Areas
Ground Cover
Garden Styles: 
Xeriscape
Light Needs: 
Full Sun
Plant Types: 
Height: 
12-24"
Spread: 
12-24"
Flower Colors: 
Purple
Flower Seasons: 
Summer
Special Features: 
Dry Areas
Growth Habits: 
Ground Cover
Cold Hardiness: 
Zone 5
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Easily grown in dry to medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun. Good drainage is essential. Avoid humusy, moisture retentive soils. Although many of the callirhoes require full sun, this plant will tolerate some light shade. Generally plants will spread in the garden, but will not root at stem nodes. Plants may be grown from seed and may self-seed in the garden in optimum growing conditions. Long tap root gives this plant good drought tolerance but makes transplanting of established plants difficult.

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