Wispy filaments cover this compact plant in spring. Smokebush is a somewhat old-fashioned plant found on many older landscapes from northern gardens down into the southern US.  The purple-foliaged forms have long been popular and gold and pinkish-foliaged ones have been widely grown in more recent years.  The biggest problem with this plant in modern landscapes is that they were often just a bit too large.  Enter 'Young Lady'.  This newer selection only grows to about 6' tall when mature.  The small, inconspicuous greenish flowers quickly give rise to the wispy filaments that give the plant its common name.  The rounded foliage is smaller on this plant than the species and a lovely blue-green.  Fall color can be simply spectacular.  Plant in full sun to shade.