Callirhoe digitata
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Callirhoe digitata

fringed poppy mallow

  family malvaceae 
  genus callirhoe 

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Genus  Callirhoe Species  digitata Variety  Cultivar  Common names  fringed poppy mallow Family  MALVACEAE Specimen number  S11424 Data source  HtZn p88
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Annual Life span  1 year Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Flower Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height  6" - 4' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Full sun Water  Dry, well drained Optimal soil texture  Soil texture 29,31 Acceptable soil pH  Neutral USDA hardiness  USDA zones 03a-10b AHS heat zones  Heat zones 07-01 Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Callirhoe digitata can survive very cold winters with annual averages as low as -40� Fahrenheit. Fringed poppy mallow does very well with hot summer days. Full sun is ideal for this plant. It usually does best in dry, well drained soils. This species is drought tolerant.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  yes Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes 
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes 
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Callirhoe digitata has an annual life cycle. Flowers: Fringed poppy mallow has showy cup-shaped flowers that close up each night. Flowers begin in April and don't stop until July. Typically the flowers are either red or violet.

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