Join us for our next Pasture Walk May 30, 2024!

Poppy Mallow, Fringed

Callirhoe digitata

Magenta flowers appear to float in the air because the leaves are basal



For quantity discount pricing, request a quote.


Fringed Poppy Mallow is a tall, perennial plant with a spindly appearance. Native Americans used a decoction of the roots as a pain killer. Native Americans and early European settlers also ate the roots of poppy mallows. The common name’s reference to being fringed refers to the fringed flower petal edges. Callirhoe is derived from a Greek work meaning beautiful flowering, and it is a name shared with an ocean nymph in Greek mythology. The species name refers to the highly divided leaves with 5-7 finger-like lobes.

Wildlife notes

Bees are important pollinators of this species. The foliage is quite palatable to many species of mammals including deer and rabbits.

Landscaping notes

Native Americans evidently appreciated the beauty of the flowers of some of the poppy mallow species, and Fringed Poppy Mallow is a beautiful species to add to a landscape. The flowers appear suspended in mid-air as the stems are small and hard to see. It is best suited to drier sites; on sites with more moisture it tends to fall over.


Additional information

Weight N/A

Packet, Ounce, Pound


Full Sun

Seeding Rate

12 bulk lbs/acre


Dry, Average



Bloom Month

Jun, Jul, Aug



Specialty Uses

Landscaping, Edible

Cattle Palatability


# seeds/pkt


Packet coverage area

5 sq. ft

What is PLS?

Pure Live Seed (PLS) is the portion of good viable seed per pound. It is a measure of the seed that is alive and able to sprout into plants. This product is sold by PLS ounce/pound. To provide one ounce/pound of viable seed, you will receive more than one ounce/pound of product. Read more about PLS here.