Welcome to my Central Florida Garden Blog where we garden combining Florida natives, Florida-Friendly plants, and tropicals.
Friday, February 17, 2012
Powder Puff (Calliandra haematocephala) an evergreen shrub with multi-branching formation that saves its glory for the deepest parts of winter. I love that.
Bright, red, puffy pom-poms lining each drooping branch for every moment of three months.
Bees and butterflies are big fans, too.
This is the first year in three that the cold weather hasn't knocked it back. So beautiful to see it in its full strength and brightness mid-winter.
It is happy in the sunshine or partial sun. Mine is planted in the middle of the northside berm with tea olives behind it and portodora in front.