Henry's Garnet Sweetspire
Itea virginica 'Henry's Garnet'
Filtered sun, Full sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
|Botanical Pronunciation||eye-TEE-uh vir-JIN-ih-kuh|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches 5 to 6 ft. tall and wide.|
|Bloom Time||Early Summer|
|Design Ideas||This 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.|
|Flower Attribute||Fragrant, Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Hedge, Mass Planting, Very Wet Areas, Woodland Garden, Hillside|
|Light Needs||Filtered sun, Full sun, Partial shade, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Easy Care, Fall Color, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Wet Soils|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.|
|Key Feature||Multi-Season Interest|
Prefers rich, evenly moist, well-drained soils; tolerates a wide range of soil conditions including drought and bog when established. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Feed before new growth begins in spring. Promptly remove root suckers to prevent any unwanted spread.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 5 - 9