A distinctive, showy, flowering bush perfect for feeding a variety of pollinators in wet areas such as water edges, rain gardens, and ditches. Fragrant flowers bloom in showy white spheres and as you might guess, attract butterflies!
Light: Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
Soil Moisture: Wet, Wet Mesic
Soil Type: Peat, Loam, Sandy Loam, Clay Loam
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Jun
Fruit: Seeds develop in small capsules on the round seed head, which begins as red and darkens to brown when dry.
Fall Color: Orange, Red
Root Type: Branching
Notable Wildlife Interactions: Flowers attract bees, wasps, flies, butterflies, skippers, and occasionally hummingbirds. Hosts a couple moths including the buttonbush sphinx and buttonbush leafminer, and a few small insects.
Notes: Grows larger with more water, and may reach 20’ in ideal bog conditions.