Sun worshipper Bougainvillea

Vouchercode: DRILLING10

Spring on Madeira


Probably the best known and most common powder puff shrub (Calliandra tweedii) scores with large, fiery red flower tufts that can appear from spring through fall, as well as its graceful growth habit, elegantly overhanging at the branch tips.

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The name Calliandra translated literally means ‘beautiful man’ (gr.: kallos = beautiful, andros = man). The shrub’s flowers consist of fire-red, 3 to 4 cm long stamen that form a semi-circle with a diameter of 5 to 7 cm, thus resembling a powder-puff. This exotic bloom raises above fine acacia-like pinnate leaves with a silvery fluff and it is the reason for the plant’s attractiveness for balcony & terrace as well as greenhouse. Furthermore, the bloom can last from spring to fall - with a pause during the hottest weeks in summer. The branches with their light-grey bark are slender, flexible and bend elegantly at the tip. Even one more characteristic adds to this South American evergreen’s attractiveness: at night, or - in case of a drought - also during daytime, the pinnate leaves fold up. As soon as the plant gets enough light and water, the pinnates will unfold again.

punkt_gruen.gif Quality: extraordinary & very large flowers; elegant growth; evergreen
punkt_gruen.gif Use: in pots from April/ May outside on balcony, terrace and in the garden- during winter in a heated greenhouse or bright room; all year in a heated greenhouse

Product Details

Data sheet

South Amercia
Flowering period
Blooming several times
Color of flowers
Full sun
winter temperature
10 (±10)°C
Minimum temperature
0 °C
Hardiness Zones
2,5 - 3 m