Herbaceous plant to 4 feet, sometimes woody at base; leaves ovate to oblong, thin to 4 inches long, petioles slender; racemes slender, loose, to 8 inches long. Flowers greenish to rosy; fruit bright red, 3/16 inch in diameter. It is unique in that it is covered with small white and pink flowers, orange and red berries, and red and green foliage at the same time. The berries are much loved by birds providing them with winter food, and it is also attractive to bees, and butterflies. Propagation: Take stem cuttings in spring. Sow seeds.