(Callirhoe involucrata var. ‘Purple’)
Purple Poppy Mallow is a native perennial flower that is commonly found growing in dry rocky soils of the central United States. At maturity, this plant reaches the 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, resistant to deer and rabbits, is both edible and medicinal, tolerates drought, self sows, and is great 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 var. ‘Purple Prairie’)
Purple Prairie Clover is a native perennial flower that can be found growing in prairies throughout the United States. Growing to the height of 1-3' tall, this beautiful plant features tiny purple flowers that grow densely on a cone-like head. This cultivar is a gardening powerhouse due to its nitrogen-fixing ability, it attracts bees and butterflies, it provides forage to birds and livestock, it is both edible and medicinal, it tolerates drought, as well as being gorgeous as a cut flower!
(Echinacea purpurea var. ‘Purple’)
Purple Coneflower is a native perennial flower that is commonly found growing in moist meadows, woods, and prairies throughout the central and eastern United States. At maturity, this plant reaches the 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, hummingbirds, provides bird forage, tolerates drought and frost, has medicinal uses, is resistant to deer, and is great as a cut flower!
(Asclepias tuberosa var. ‘Butterfly Weed’)
Butterfly Weed Milkweed is a native perennial flower that is commonly found growing in prairies, open woods, fields, and along roadsides throughout most of the United States. At maturity, this plant reaches the height of 2-3' and features hairy upright stems, slim lance-shaped leaves, and showy clusters of orangish yellow flower tops. This plant can be grown in a container, attracts bees, butterflies, and ladybugs, resistant to deer, tolerates drought, self sows, and has medicinal properties!