• Overview
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly to maintain consistently moist soil.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate grower to 5 to 6 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Multi-Season Interest
    Early Summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:IT-e-a ver-JIN-i-ka
    Sunset climate zones:2 - 6, 15 - 17
    Average landscape size:Moderate grower to 5 to 6 ft. tall and wide.
    Blooms:Early Summer
    Design IdeasThis eastern native is sequestered in partially shaded, moist conditions. Typically rangy growth is set off by unique white spire flowers like dozens of drooping candles. A bonus of muted fall color that brings light and interest into shaded corners. A carefree native for background. Perfect in woodland gardens where it prefers the acidic soils and muted light of canopies overhead. A great candidate for wildlife friendly gardens composed of native plants of all kinds.
    Companion PlantsLilac (Syringa); Spirea (Spiraea); Potentilla (Potentilla); Weigela (Weigela);Periwinkle (Vinca)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Tolerates a wide range of soil conditions including drought and bog, but prefers moist, rich, well-draining soils. Water regularly during first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Promptly remove root suckers to prevent any unwanted spread.Pruning time: summer after flowering.
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly to maintain consistently moist soil.