Callirhoe leiocarpa (Malvaceae)
An upright, drought tolerant, annual variety native to the South Central United States. Dark purplish-red to wine colored flowers close each evening and remain permanently shut after pollination. Prefers a light, rich, sandy loam soil in full sun to partial shade. Plant with its cousin Wine Cup for a stunning display.
Produces a slender taproot making transplanting difficult. A prolific re-seeder.
NOTE: Not recommended for planting outside of shaded area.
Average Planting Success: 70%
Height: 2---3 Feet
Germination: 28---56 days
Optimum Soil Temp. for Germination: 68°F--75°F
Sowing Depth: 1/16"
Blooming Period: March----August
Average Seeds Per Pound: 128,650
Seeding Rate: Each packet will cover 15 sq. ft
1 oz covers: 680 sq.ft