Callirhoe poppy mallow

cosmo1(z4 MN)April 7, 2008

Live in Northfield & am looking 4 callirhoe Involucrata poppy mallow, (purple poppy mallow)winecup type I think. anyone know where to find this ground-cover? Bachmans, Gertens,Pahl's or anywhere else. Would be thankful if anyone knows. Have found in the catalogs, but kinda spendy. I saw it on someone's Web Site, but now I can't seem to find it when I need it.

THANX

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tedb_threecedarfarm(Z4/5)

I've seen it around a bit, but can't remember where. I'd look at:

Kelley and Kelley in Long Lake
Ambergate in Victoria
Funkie Gardens in Prescott, WI

I know they use it at Noeremberg (sp?) Garden on Lake Minnetonka (not far from, and loosely affliated with, Kelley and Kelley). I tried it a few times but lost it. It needs lots of sun, great drainage and not too much competition (my problem, I think).

Seems to me I usually see it at the Friends Sale at the fair grounds.

Hope you find it and keep it happy - it's a beautiful plant!

Ted

    Bookmark   April 7, 2008 at 3:21PM
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leftwood(z4a MN)

Not listed in this year's Friends catalog. The plant is a rather leggy, sprawly kind of thing. I wouldn't call it a good ground cover myself. But that may be just me. I am quite opinionated. Yet, I doubt it would keep out many weeds. I think it's great in amongst other short perennials, though. Good plantings of it at the Lake Harriet Rock Garden (too) across from the fountain at Lyndale Park in Minneapolis.

Belated Happy Birthday, BTW.

    Bookmark   April 8, 2008 at 8:03PM
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heleninramsey

I know for a fact you would find it at Kelley and Kelley in Long Lake. I have had it, I am sure that it would be quite nice used properly, I did not use it properly and kicked it out of the garden because of its habit. I do not have a good wall or anything to let it creep over, and at the front of the border it met the lawn mower quite a few times.

Helen.

    Bookmark   April 14, 2008 at 10:09PM
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