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Callirhoe involucrata var. tenuissima (Mexican wine cups)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.25m
Max height
0.6m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Callirhoe involucrata var. tenuissima

Other names

Mexican poppy mallow, Mexican wine cups

Genus

Callirhoe Callirhoe

Species

C. involucrata var. tenuissima - C. involucrata var. tenuissima is a low, spreading, tap-rooted, herbaceous perennial with finely-divided, grey-green leaves and cup-shaped, magenta to lilac-pink flowers from late spring into summer.


Callirhoe involucrata var. tenuissima is: Deciduous

Fragrance

Foliage is fragrant.

Habit

Spreading, Rosette

Flower

Lilac-pink in Spring; Lilac-pink in Summer

Foliage

Grey-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Specific pests

Leafhoppers Leafhoppers

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Pruning

Cut back in late winter.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


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Where to grow

Callirhoe involucrata var. tenuissima (Mexican wine cups) will reach a height of 0.25m and a spread of 0.6m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Rock, Ground Cover, Gravel, Drought Tolerant, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Banks and Slopes

Cultivation

Grow in well-drained light, sandy loam in sun. Avoid winter wet & damaging tap root when planting. Suitable for a hot, dry bed or rock garden.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Callirhoe involucrata var. tenuissima

Other names

Mexican poppy mallow, Mexican wine cups

Genus

Callirhoe Callirhoe

Species

C. involucrata var. tenuissima - C. involucrata var. tenuissima is a low, spreading, tap-rooted, herbaceous perennial with finely-divided, grey-green leaves and cup-shaped, magenta to lilac-pink flowers from late spring into summer.

Foliage

Deciduous

Fragrance

Foliage is fragrant.

Habit

Spreading, Rosette


Colour

Flower

Lilac-pink in Spring; Lilac-pink in Summer

Foliage

Grey-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Specific pests

Leafhoppers

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Pruning

Cut back in late winter.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Callirhoe involucrata var. tenuissima (Mexican wine cups) will reach a height of 0.25m and a spread of 0.6m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Rock, Ground Cover, Gravel, Drought Tolerant, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Banks and Slopes

Cultivation

Grow in well-drained light, sandy loam in sun. Avoid winter wet & damaging tap root when planting. Suitable for a hot, dry bed or rock garden.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Callirhoe involucrata var. tenuissima (Mexican wine cups)

Common pest name

Lance nematode; Nematode; Lance

Scientific pest name

Hoplolaimus spp.

Type

Nematode

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

Nematode species potentially affecting a wide variety of crops; prohibition of soil likely to mitigate risk substantially; keep under review in light of interceptions or findings should they occur in the EU.

Defra's Risk register #2

Plant name

Callirhoe involucrata var. tenuissima (Mexican wine cups)

Common pest name

cotton mealybug

Scientific pest name

Phenacoccus solenopsis

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Watching brief for potential impact on tomato production in the Mediterranean. Other southern European countries likely to be more at risk. Precautionary action will be taken on findings on planting material to protect glasshouse crops and botanical gardens.

Defra's Risk register #3

Plant name

Callirhoe involucrata var. tenuissima (Mexican wine cups)

Common pest name

Scientific pest name

Epicauta atomaria

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

1

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

South American blister beetle; affecting solanaceous crops which (as plants for planting) are prohibited from entering the UK.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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