Calliandra houstoniana

Category: Sun Perennials
Family: Leguminosae
Origin: Mexico
Evergreen: no
Flower Color: bright red stamens
Bloom Time: summer
Height: 7 ft
Width: 4 ft
Exposure: sun
Irrigation: low
Cold Hardiness: 7 F
Description: After many years, Calliandra houstoniana forms a 4 ft clump of erect 7 ft stems having glaucous foliage and bright red stameniferous flowers. John Fairey affectionately called called it "Bloody Nose Plant" as did the local populations.