Mimosa strigillosa

also known as Mimosa; powder puff; sunshine mimosa; sensitive plant

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ground cover growing in my son’s yard, hopefully soon to be growing in mine

more info about Mimosa strigillosa HERE

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10 thoughts on “Mimosa strigillosa

  1. So, not the tree, huh? You are going to put this in your yard? I’ve never seen or heard of this before, it must freeze out, not to live here. I wish you luck with this!

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    • Hey SJQ…I’d never heard of it either till I lived in Florida. It’s a native FL plant and drought tolerant, both of which are why I want to use it. And it’s a ground cover which happily eliminates the need for grass. I believe the info states it’s good down to 10 or 15 degrees Fahrenheit. If it ever gets that cold here in Florida we’re in deep do-do 🙂 The year Don died I was down here for Christmas it did hit freezing a couple of times which did damage to a lot of the more tropical plants. My son’s Mimosa is doing quite nicely even though it’s been very, very dry this summer. Happily we’ve had rain the past 3 days 🙂

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    • It was new to me until my son planted it in his front yard. The information I’ve read states it will tolerate coldness down to 10 degrees Fahrenheit…so it might work for you if the temperature doesn’t go below this where you live and if you can obtain the plant in your country. The leaves are quite beautiful and the flower is unusual…all in all a very pretty plant 🙂

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