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Fairy Duster

Calliandra eriophylla x californica
‘Sierra Star’ Fairy Duster
4

5 feet
4

5 feet
Hybrid
  • Full Sun
  • Low
  • Flowering
  • Hummingbirds

About This Plant

Full scorching summer sun; semi-evergreen in warm winters (below 20-25 degrees it will die back to the roots). A dense, woody shrub with velvety fernlike leaves and profuse red puff blooms throughout the warm season. Excellent in xeriscapes, rock gardens, and around reflected heat. ‘Sierra Star’ is a recent hybrid of two western calliandras that has performed well in local settings; the roots grow slowly on their own, so expect some supplemental irrigation to establish it the first summer. The red blooms and soft shape make a nice contrast for paler and more strongly formed desert plants.

Maintenance

Light grooming and shaping, and additional irrigation to establish.

Features

Plant Type:
Small Shrub
Size:
4-5' H, 4-5' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Sun
Soil Types:
Sandy, Thin
Wildlife:
Butterflies, Hummingbirds, Pollinators
Flower Color:
Red
Bloom Time:
June, August, September, October
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:
No

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