Special Closure

Due to the 58th Presidential Inauguration, the U.S. Botanic Garden will be closed January 18-21, 2017. We will reopen at 10 a.m. on January 22.

Powder Puff Plant

Calliandra emarginata
Plant Botanical Name: 
Calliandra emarginata
USBG Plant Location: 
Conservatory
Sunlight: 
Full sun to part shade
Plant Soil Type: 
Adaptable to any well drained soil
Plant Moisture Requirements: 
Drought tolerant

This bean relative is is native to Meso and South America and flowers over a long season on it's new growth. Grown out of doors in Florida and along the Gulf Coast, it is can be killed to the ground during a cold winter and will not flower until late summer or fall.