THIS BUTTERFLY FAVORITE CREATES A DENSE GREEN BLANKET WITH PINK PUFFS
The Mimosa Strigillosa, also known as the Sunshine Mimosa or Powderpuff, is a perfect addition to your outdoor landscape for those who live in southern climates. The plant bursts forth with color and character, and you’ll see it spread rapidly. Some folks even use as a lawn replacement. It creates a dense green blanket of small, fern-like leaves with little pink flowers that pop up above the foliage during the warmer months.
One of the Sunshine Mimosa’s unique features is that its leaves react to being disturbed, and curl in on themselves for protection. A favorite of butterflies, they seek it out to hatch their larva. This shrub loves plenty of sun, and does not need excessive water, nor will you need to fertilize.