Hummingbird Summersweet is excellent for shady, wet locations. In summer, blossoms appear in fragrant white clusters. It has shiny green leaves throughout the growing season. It only grows to three feet tall, making it good for foundation plantings or rain gardens.
It has a compact, mounding shape and will tolerate and bloom in full shade, although it will bloom better in partial shade. It will not tolerate dry locations. It does not have any serious pests or diseases.