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Calliandra surinamensis Pink tassel flower   Leguminosaceae
 

Calliandra surinamensis, Pink tassel flower,

 

Calliandra surinamensis, Pink tassel flower,

This tropical species comes from the Guianas region of northern South America. It is an elegant shrub of erect, open habit up to about 10 ft (3 m) tall with arching branches and ferny foliage.
The flowerheads are distinctive, forming narrow inverted cones that are scattered along the uppersides of the branches, white at the base but tipped rose pink.
They appear through much of the year and attract butterflies.
Cultivation: Despite their often delicate appearance, many calliandras are tough, long-lived plants thriving in any well-drained, fertile soil in full sun.
Propagation is easiest from seed, but some produce few or no pods in cultivation and can be grown from cuttings.

 

Calliandra surinamensis, Pink tassel flower,

Calliandra surinamensis, Pink tassel flower,

   

 

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