Adorable pink puffball flowers decorate sunshine mimosa groundcover, but they're not the most unique thing about this plant. Bed of pink-flowering sunshine mimosa
Mimosa creates a dense green blanket of tiny fern-like leaves that shrink instantly from touch...giving it the common name of "Sensitive Plant." Within seconds of being touched the bright green leaves fold up, to the delight of kids of all ages.
This is one of the fastest low growing groundcovers to fill in a bare spot in a hurry.
It actually makes a good lawn replacement. You can walk on it now and then and mow it occasionally, but it keeps on going. These plants are also a good choice for embankments where soil erosion is an issue. The little pink flowers pop up above the foliage during warm weather, with the charming look of wildflowers.
Mimosa takes its job seriously - to cover the ground. It can be harnessed by growing in places that are bordered by sidewalks or drives, or trim back shoots on a regular basis.
If it grows into your lawn and mixes with the turf grass, mimosa can add greenery to a sparse lawn area.