Fairy Duster

This little desert shrub shines in spring when fluffy pink flowers decorate the ends of its woody stems. Resembling pink puffballs, the flowers last for several weeks and attract butterflies and hummingbirds. Fairy duster is a great plant for dry desert and rock gardens. It works well as an informal hedge. It will tolerate some shade, but it flowers best in full sun.

Fairy Duster Overview

Genus Name Calliandra eriophylla
Common Name Fairy Duster
Plant Type Shrub
Light Sun
Height 3 to 8 feet
Width null to 3 feet
Flower Color Pink
Season Features Spring Bloom
Special Features Cut Flowers
Zones 10, 9
Propagation Seed
Problem Solvers Drought Tolerant
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