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Calliandra haematocephala, Calliandra inaequilatera, Rose cascade, Blood Red Tassel Flower
Calliandra haematocephala Alba

Calliandra haematocephala, Calliandra inaequilatera

Rose cascade, Blood Red Tassel Flower
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Mimosoideae
Origin: Nicaragua to Ecuador
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersRed/crimson/vinous flowersSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Calliandra means "beautiful stamens", and several of the approximately 150 shrubs and small trees belonging to this genus are grown for their dense heads of pink or white silky stamens that appear on short stalks along the upper sides of the branches. The species name haematocephala comes from the greek for with blood-red head. Trim after it finishes blooming. Flowers: 2-3 inches, big red or white puffs, in winter and spring.


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