I don't know the official name of this plant, and I know it's nothing special - but still a nice plant when flowering. It's such an easy grow that it is almost invasive. I held out on planting any because I was told that. But it isn't all that bad. It does spread, but pretty easy to control. And it's nice to have something that just grows and is always a looker when flowering. Plus the color stays for quite awhile.