Fairyduster, Mesquitilla, Mock mesquite. Native to... more
Calliandra eriophylla - seeds
Fairyduster, Mesquitilla, Mock mesquite. Native to deserts and arid grasslands in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas and Mexico. A hardy calliandra with flowers and leaves looking very similar to tropical Calliandra selloi. Densely branched, deciduous shrub to 3 ft., though usually much shorter, with grayish-pubescent leaflets, flowers and pods. The petals of fairy duster are inconspicuous; it is the long, pink filaments of the stamens that make the showy display. This little shrub blooms in spring. The exquisite clusters of flowers with their many long stamens form delicate, pink balls, giving the plant a fluffy pink appearance in full bloom. It belongs to a group of mostly tropical woody plants that includes acacias and mimosas. Soak overnight, cover seeds with 1/2" well-drained soil mix, keep warm, damp and in bright light.
Pink Powderpuff, Shuttlecock. Spectacular bloomer!... more
Calliandra selloi (brevipes) Pink Lilian
Pink Powderpuff, Shuttlecock. Spectacular bloomer! Attractive shrub with finely divided leaves and clusters of red powder-puff flowers. It is native to southeastern Brazil, Uruguay, and northern Argentina. One of the most beautiful of the Calliandra species, it is a medium- to large-sized shrub with a graceful growth habit. Silky, pink-white, powder-puff-like flowers appear during the summer months. The fine foliage is an attractive mid-green color.
A low branching shrub or small tree with multiple... more
Calliandra surinamensis - Powderpuff
A low branching shrub or small tree with multiple trunks. Showy pink flowers, like a powderpuff, are bright pink on the surface and pale pink to white inside the "powderpuff" ball. This is a excellent container plant for the cooler climates and for the warmer regions a beautiful outdoors plant.
It is a long-lived, many-stemmed dense shrub, the... more
Calliandra tweedii With Love - Red Tassel Flower
It is a long-lived, many-stemmed dense shrub, the branches grow from ground level, and the leaves consist of tiny crowded leaflets that fold together at night or by touch. The fine, feathery and large flowers are a deep scarlet color and borne among the green foliage from spring to autumn. Some varieties may have pinkish color. Great bonsai plant.