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Callirhoe alcaeoides

Callirhoe alcaeoides
white-flowered poppy mallow

Common name white-flowered poppy mallow
Family malvaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z4-9)
Flowers white (June)
Light sun

The traded seed was labeled Callirhoe involucrata var. lineariloba 'Logan Calhoun', but web references place the species at C. alcaeoides. Either way, it's got white flowers and frilly leaves - a bit of a departure from their winecups relatives. Hopefully, they'll settle into our garden just as nicely.

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed for C. i. var. lineariloba 'Logan Calhoun' from '04/'05 HPS/MAG exchange. Dehusked some seed, left others as is. Baggy 70F (70d; 44%G, 7-60d). Each round of nicking/scarification brought about some additional germination. Weak as seedlings, low survival rate.
  2. Seed for plain species from HPS/MAG '08/'09 exchange. Dehusking yielded one kidney-bean seed, which I lightly scarified with sandpaper. It germinated baggy 70 (8d)

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