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Baja Fairy Duster

Calliandra californica is a loose shrub growing to 3 feet,  producing bright red powder-puff flowers that are attractive to hummingbirds.  It is drought hardy and does very well when planted in full sun with good soil drainage.  Some summer watering will extend the flowering season.  Photos by Laurel Woodley

Calliandra californica is a drought hardy perennial.
Baja Fairy Duster produces dark red powder-puff flowers.
The mature plant reaches 3 feet high and as much as 6 feet wide
Latin Name: 
Calliandra californica
Family Name: 
Fabaceae
Place of Origin: 
Baja, California
Bloom Time: 
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Garden Location: 
Administration Building