Native Garden

Sunshine Mimosa

Mimosa Strigillosa

  • ​Common Name:  Sunshine Mimosa, also Powder Puff Mimosa
  • Scientific Name:  Mimosa Strigillosa
  • Family Name:  Fabaceae
  • Origin:  Florida, Texas, New Mexico
  • Height:  3” – 4”
  • Width:  Spreads quickly
  • Growth:  Fast
  • Zone:  8 - 11
  • Light Needs:  Full sun, part shade
  • Salt Tolerance:  Moderate
  • Soil/PH/Texture: Sandy
  • Soil Moisture:  Moist
  • Drought Tolerance:  Low
  • Pests/Diseases:  None reported
  • Growing Conditions: Low maintenance, spreads quickly
  • Characteristics:  Ground cover, little pink flowers pop up above the foliage during warm weather, with the charming look of wildflowers.  Leaves are sensitive and fold up when touched.
  • Propagation:  Cuttings, seeds scarified.
  • Wildlife:  Sulfur butterfly host.
  • Facts:  Spreads by rhizomes, good for erosion control. 
  • Designer Considerations: Can be mixed with turf grass.  Pink flowers bloom spring through fall.  

Sunshine Mimosa

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