Sunshine Mimosa (Mimosa strigillosa)
Common Name Sunshine Mimosa
Latin Name Mimosa strigillosa
Height 6 inches
Spread Endless unless tamed
Salt Water Tolerance low
Salt Wind Tolerance low
Drought Tolerance High
Soil moist to dry; sandy soils
Sun Full Sun
Wildlife Attractant Bees & Butterflies
The beautiful Sunshine Mimosa is specifically used as a ground cover, spreading out wide and low. This would be a great addition to a sunny spot in your garden where you have an open area in which to fill.
Its spreading growth pattern can be easily managed by trimming the cover back, even withstanding mowing. But if left to grow naturally, it can easily overtake any landscape.
This mat-forming ground cover flowers year-round with its pink fluffy globular head sticking straight up among its fine leaves, which closely resemble a fern’s leaf. It typically reaches only 6” high, but the spread is extensive if allowed.
The Sunshine Mimosa is a delicate, whimsical addition to your native garden. Its sensitive leaves create a spectacular display when touched. The pressure of the touch causes the leaves to fold in on themselves. Its quite a site to see!
The Mimosa strigillosa overs food and cover for native wildlife. Bees enjoy the nectar from its pink powder puff flower and it is also a larval host for the Little Sulphur butterfly.