Mimosa strigillosa

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 8A 8B 9A 9B 

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Sunshine Mimosa, Powderpuff

Fabaceae (Leguminosae)

Plant Specifics

Size:0.25-0.5 ft tall by to 100 ft wide
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:Pink, rose
Phenology:Evergreen but tends to appear somewhat sparse and inconspicuous from late fall to early spring. Blooms spring to fall.
Habitats:Open, disturbed areas. Typically fairly moist but tolerates dry soils after establishment.


Recommended Uses:Grow as a groundcover. Can be used as a turf replacement and can be mowed. Not good for heavy traffic. Tends not to have good cover during late fall through early spring.
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
Moisture Tolerance: Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil/Substrate:Loam, Sand



Host plant for the little sulphur (Eurema lisa) butterfly. (Fl Wildflower Foundation)

Pollinated mainly by bees