Fairy Duster is is one of several desert plants that I recommend for people who want desert plants that are perennial (you need to plant them only once), hardy, low care, relatively drought resistant, easy to find, pretty cheap to buy, and provide lovely color many times during the year.
The botanical name for Fairy Duster is Calliandra. The Fairy Duster is an evergreen shrub that loves sun and heat. They are drought resistant, and do well in almost any soil. The Fairy Duster blooms are red fluffy flower balls that are about an inch wide. The Fairy Duster bush will get to be about 3 feet tall, and a couple of feet wide, but it isn't a super fast grower. The Fairy Duster requires minimal pruning, and only if you want to keep it shaped a certain way.
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