Floral Friday – A Powder Puff
This plant stands out at the Naples Botanical Garden. The official name is Calliandra and this is the haemotocephala variety, native to Bolivia but very happy in central and southern Florida. It grows quickly to 10 ft. or more, with equal width. The pink that we see are actually long, silky stamens. This variety also comes in red – although I didn’t like that color as well as the pink.