|Fine, fern-like leaves on graceful stalks. Flowers resemble powder puffs, delighting both little girls and birds. Soft, white, fragrant flowerheads to 1 1/2 inches across are borne in small clusters in mid-summer. Light sensitive, leaves fold up at night. Thrives in poor soil and hot summer temperatures. It's horizontal branching habit and flat top adds a graceful, tropical feel to the landscape. Known for rapid growth, this plant is often thought of as a trash tree due to brittle branches and messy seed pods. 'Rosea' very hardy with dark pink flowers.