White, tubular flowers huddle close together and emit a long style (a stem that connects the stigma and ovary) from the center. These flowers are quite tropical-looking and stand out during the summer months when the backdrop is dark green.
Art Trail, East Terrace, North Lawn
A medium-sized, multi-trunked shrub, it is best used in moist or wet soils. It is seen statewide in Arkansas along stream and river banks, so we use it to help naturalize an area that stays moist, where most shrubs fail. Place it in full sun or light shade.
A fantastic pollinator species to attract butterflies and moths. In fact, I would recommend this as an alternate to the non-native Butterfly Bush (Buddleja sp.). Hummingbirds can also be seen visiting the flowers.
The dark green, glossy leaves are whorled around the stem and are usually creased.