Callicarpa americana makes a good hedge on the outskirts of a garden, as well as excellent ornamental focal points in borders.
At certain times of the year we just don’t have quite enough flowers. This is when "filler" is really important.
The majority of items for your table centerpiece can be scrounged from the garden and yard.
I was given my Callicarpa as a gift, and it is certainly a gift that keeps on giving.