Do you like red-flowering plants?
Many of the landscape plants in the southwestern landscape tend to be found in shades of purple and yellow. As a result, I tend to include plants with red flowers whenever I create a design to help balance the purple and yellows in the plant palette.
Baja Fairy Duster (Calliandra californica) is one of my favorites because it has such unusual flowers.
They do look like ‘fairy-dusters’, don’t they? The unique shape of the flowers is due to the fact that the showy part of each flower is actually a bunch of stamens grouped together – you don’t see the petals.
You can learn more about this beautiful, drought-tolerant, low-maintenance shrub including what zones it will grow in, in my latest plant profile for Houzz…
Which red-flowering plants is your favorite?