• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly- weekly or more often in extreme heat, to maintain constantly moist soil.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate grower to 5 to 6 ft. tall and wider.
    Key Feature:
    Year-round Interest
    Blooms:
    Early summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:IT-e-a ver-JIN-i-ka
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Sunset climate zones:2 - 6, 15 - 17
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate grower to 5 to 6 ft. tall and wider.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Early summer
    Flower color:White
    Flower attributesFragrant
    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.
  • Care
    Care Information
    Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy, neat appearance, shear annually to shape.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 to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: High
    Water regularly- weekly or more often in extreme heat, to maintain constantly moist soil.