Don’t get me wrong, I love an opportunity to escape the cold and visit Phoenix in the winter, but at the end of the day, I prefer green to brown, flowers to cacti. So it wasn’t much of a surprise that I immediately fell for calliandra, or fairy dusters, at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix. Fairy Dusters are evergreen shrubs that thrive in sun and heat. They do well in almost any soil and are drought resistant. The shrub has fluffy, one-inch flower balls that add a pop of red or pink color to the otherwise dry, sandy landscape.
What do you think? Do you have a favorite below?
Fairy Duster Photo #1. A close up of the fairy dusty flower balls.
Fairy Duster Photo #2. A bee is busy at work in a fairy duster flower.
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