Callirhoe papaver

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Woodland Poppymallow


Plant Specifics

Size:1-2 ft tall by wide-spreading ft wide
Life Span:Short-lived perennial
Flower Color:Red,purple
Fruit Color:NA
Phenology:Winter dormant
Noted for:Showy flowers


Recommended Uses:Small specimen plant.
Propagation:This plant is state-listed as Endangered. Please acquire only through reputable nurseries or grow it from seed.
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade,  Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Not wet but not extremely dry ----- to ----- Somewhat long very dry periods)
Moisture Tolerance: Not wet but not extremely dry ----- to ----- Somewhat long very dry periods
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil or other substrate:Sand
Soil pH:Acidic to circum-neutral



Larval Host to the checkered-skipper (Pyrgus communis).

Attracts bees.

Native Habitats:Upland mixed forest. Found in edges or understory and on roadsides.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures


General Comments:Found naturally in Florida in glades, which have marly soils, and in Alachua County, in shallow sands over marl deposits that cover the underlying limerock.