Takes more shade than other Callirhoes, but still wants lots of sun. Stays more upright than C. involucrata, especially with assistance of other short perennials or grasses. Host of the Gray Hairstreak butterfly.
Kansas state flower. This is likely the sunflower that you're admiring on the side of the road in late summer. Birds love the seeds. An annual, but will reseed. May need to be staked. Grows well in dry, poor conditions.