Sensitive Plant is a unique and unusual plant that is not hardy. It blooms in early spring, before the leaves have emerged, with long clusters of delicate white flowers. A second flower display may occur in late summer. Its heart-shaped leaves are dark green, glossy and slightly waxy, turning brownish-red in fall.
Sensitive plant is a highly unusual plant belonging to the Mimosa genus of the legume family. Its leaves fold up at the slightest touch, making it one of the most interesting plants to grow at home.