Cephalanthus occidentalis 'Crimson Comets'


Photo courtesy of Prides Corner Farms

  • Native nectar provider!
  • Fragrant, white blooms in late spring
  • Round, red fruit loved by birds
  • Foliage is orange-red in the fall
Border or Bed
Border or Bed
Cut Flower/ Foliage
Cut Flower/ Foliage
Water's Edge / Bog Plant
Water's Edge / Bog Plant
Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun
Partial Sun

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Easy to grow in moist-wet, organically rich soils in full sun to part shade. Adapts to a wide range of soils except for dry ones. Pruning is usually not necessary but may be done in early spring to shape.


Height: 6-10 ft
Spread: 6-10 ft
Price Level 1: $49.99~#3
Bloom Color: White
Zone: 5-9

Additional Characteristics & Attributes:


  • Cut Flower/ Foliage
  • Fragrant
  • Water's Edge / Bog Plant
  • Fall Color
  • Native
  • Border or Bed


  • Full Sun
  • Partial Sun


  • Upright

Foliage Color:

  • Red
  • Orange
  • Green

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Fall

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Songbirds
  • Attracts Pollinators
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Attracts Hummingbirds

Soil Moisture:

  • Moist, Well-Drained
  • Wet Soil/Wetlands