(Callirhoe involucrata ‘Purple’)
Purple Poppy Mallow is a native perennial flower that grows in dry, rocky soils of the central United States. At maturity, this plant reaches a height of 8-12” and features upward-facing cup-shaped, poppy-like five-petaled magenta flowers. This plant can be grown in a container or hanging basket, attracts bees, butterflies, hoverflies, lacewing, and predatory wasps, is resistant to deer and rabbits, is edible and medicinal, tolerates drought, self-sows, and is used as a cut flower!
Variety: Purple Poppy Mallow
Native to: Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas.
Introduced into: Arizona, Illinois, Indiana, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Wyoming.
Grown as: Perennial
Maturity (Blooms): May to June
Hardiness: Tender. Annual that dies off in the winter and reseeds for the following year.
Light: Full sun
Water: Dry to medium.
Soil Moisture: Dry to medium moisture, well-drained.
Suitability: Drought, Dry Soil, Shallow-Rocky Soil.
Attracts Beneficial Insects?: Yes. Bees, Gray Hairstreak Butterflies, Hoverflies, and Predatory Wasps.
Containers?: Yes. This plant can be used in containers and hanging baskets.
Sow Depth: 1/4"
USDA Zone: 4-10
Produces: upward facing cup-shaped, poppy-like five petaled magenta flowers.
Garden Uses: Good native ground cover. Border fronts, rock gardens, native plant gardens, wild gardens, naturalized areas or meadows. Sprawl over a stone wall. Fits well into both formal garden areas as well as wild/naturalized areas.
Companions: Butterfly Milkweed, Purple Coneflower, Prairie Dropseed, Prairie Phlox, Purple Prairie Clover, Blue Grama Grass.
(Dalea purpurea ‘Purple Prairie’)
Purple Prairie Clover is a native perennial flower that grows in prairies throughout the United States. At maturity, this plant reaches a height of 1-3' and features tiny purple flowers that grow densely on a cone-like head. This plant fixes nitrogen, attracts bees and butterflies, provides forage to birds and livestock, is edible and medicinal, tolerates drought, and is used as a cut flower!
(Echinacea purpurea ‘Purple’)
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Purple Coneflower is a native perennial flower that naturally grows in moist meadows, woods, and prairies throughout the central and eastern United States. At maturity, this plant reaches a height of 2-4' and features stiff stems, narrow hairy leaves, and 3-4” flower heads with drooping purplish pink petals and a spiny orange center cone. This plant can be grown in a container, attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds, provides bird forage, tolerates drought and frost, has medicinal uses, is resistant to deer, and is used as a cut flower!
(Asclepias tuberosa ‘Butterfly Weed’)
Butterfly Weed Milkweed is a native perennial flower that grows in prairies, open woods, fields, and along roadsides throughout most of the United States. When mature, this plant can grow up to 2-3'. It is characterized by hairy, upright stems, lance-shaped leaves, and striking clusters of orangish-yellow flowers on top. This plant can be grown in a container, attracts bees, butterflies, and ladybugs, is resistant to deer, tolerates drought, self-sows, and has medicinal properties!