2 yrs. old ws Calliandra 1st Bloom
This plant was wintersown in 2005. It sprouted in late June/early July of the same year. Since it isn't hardy in zone 6 it has spent the winters in my laundry room and it finally bloomed for the first time on Monday April 16th. 2007. The plant itself is only about 8 inches tall right now and the little powder puff is about the size of a nickle.
This first picture is a close-up of its first bloom
This is a full length view of the plant in its little pot so that you can see the flower in relation to the plant. It really reminds me of a little bonzai.