Frostweed is a wonderful stout plant that will tolerate both full sun and full shade and growing to 4 ft tall. The leaves are lovely all season and the white blossoms are delicate and beautiful; a low maintenance perennial that attracts "a metric ton" of butterflies in the fall.
The greatest surprise however are, it's frost flowers in the beginning of winter. With the first Frost the water in the stem expands and bursts the stem. The water continues to rise in the stem and a frothy ice will form on the stem with intricate and unique patterns of the delicate ice ribbons or stunning shapes and structures, some appearing as elaborate “blooming” flowers, thus the name “frost flowers.” Touch one and it breaks. Breathe on one and it shatters. What you see when you look at one is a personal experience. This may happen multiple times over the winter. This is a perennial plant native to many US states and hardy zone 6-9.