Special Hours

The U.S. Botanic Garden Conservatory will close at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, December 6, due to an official government function. The Conservatory will return to normal hours December 7.

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.