Baja Fairy Duster
Group of about 200 species grown mainly for their flowers’ long, silky stamens (the blossoms look like feather dusters or powder puffs) and for their ferny foliage. Prune out any dead or damaged wood after bloom.Calliandra californica
Grows up to 5 ft. tall and 5–6 ft.wide. This species is sometimes likened to C. eriophylla, but it’s bigger, with more luxuriant foliage and bright deep red stamens. Both the species and its hybrid ‘Maricopa Red’ are favorites of hummingbirds. With moderate water, both bloom nearly year-round in Zone 13 (production drops off somewhat in midsummer and earliest winter), and close to that in Zone 12. Blooms throughout the warm parts of the year in other areas.
Native to Southwest deserts and northern Mexico. Slow growing to 3–6 ft. tall and 3 ft. wide, wi...
Grows up to 5 ft. tall and 5–6 ft.wide. This species is sometimes likened to C. eriophylla
Native to the Southwest. Rounded, aromatic (sap is fragrant), stiff-branched shrub with silvery, ...