One of the oddest looking plants I have grown for now ? is 'Sooty" Sweet William. It is taller than I expected. It has the most amazing shaggy dark heads .. almost like Bee Balm in a way .. and it has that 'stop you in your tracks .. LOOK at ME .. kind of presence. It is especially shown off well with my Gold Creeping Jenny. I have Penstemon digitalis 'Husker Red' paired with it to strengthen that wow factor of some great dark plants with the Gold Mock Orange and the creeping Jenny. The contrasts realy pop this area of the garden. Yes .. there is a BUG smack in the middle of one of the flower heads .. the nerve of it !!!