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One of a handful of plants that doesn’t just tolerate, but absolutely loves shallow, dry and rocky soil, purple poppy mallow features a low, mounded foliage and cup-shaped bright magenta flowers on upright stems. Once established, it blooms profusely in late spring and early summer (May and June) and then intermittently throughout the rest of the summer. An excellent ground cover, it has a sprawling form that is not intrusive to other plants. It will self-seed, but is difficult to transplant because it has a very long tap root which helps it withstand drought conditions. Beautiful in a naturalized setting, purple poppy mallow acts as a host plant for butterflies and moths.  It is typically rabbit resistant.

 

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