Thursday, 26 September 2019

Callirhoe


I have no idea why these American mallows are not much more widely grown

Callirhoe digitata
Callirhoe digitata
One of the best plants I sell – a very slender 4ft tall upright species with extremely narrow glaucous leaflets and stems. Intense wine pink mallow flowers are produced over a long period in summer.
Callirhoe digitata
Hardy and adaptable but best grown among low-growing plants as it doesn’t seem to cope well with competition
£7



Callirhoe involucrata
Callirhoe involucrata
An amazing species – I have no idea why this isn’t very very popular. Produces long leafy stems that trail out over several feet in all directions and up into neighbouring plants producing a sprinkling of intense pink mallow flower all summer.
Callirhoe involucrata
In winter it retreats back to a compact buttercup-like cluster of leaves and the old stems can be cut away, so not even slightly invasive
£7



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