• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial shade to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly to maintain consistently moist soil.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing; reaches 5 to 6 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Multi-Season Interest
    Blooms:
    Early Summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:IT-e-a ver-JIN-i-ka
    Sunset climate zones:2 - 6, 15 - 17
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 5 to 6 ft. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Early Summer
    Flower color:White
    Flower attributesFragrant, Showy Flowers
    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. Fertilize before new growth begins in spring. Promptly remove root suckers to prevent any unwanted spread.Pruning time: summer after flowering.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial shade to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly to maintain consistently moist soil.