Flowers: growing in terminal clusters, and appearing after the leaves. Calyx: five-toothed; conspicuous. Corolla; funnel-form; of five somewhat irregular lobes that are viscid. Stamens: five. Pistil: one. Leaves; alternate; obovate; glaucous; pale underneath. A shrub that varies greatly in height.
Spreading over the mountains of Georgia and stretching to the northward may be found this exquisite rosy species that has, besides its beauty, a rare perfume. It seems when in endowing this shrub as though Nature had been in one of her lavish, sunshiny moods. It can be taken as a type of those that have been collected so extensively to adorn greenhouses.