Henry's Garnet Sweetspire
Itea virginica 'Henry's Garnet'
Pronunciation: eye-TEE-uh vir-JIN-ih-kuh
|Description||Brilliant red-purple fall foliage color lasts into winter to make this a standout in the landscape. Slender clusters of fragrant white flowers add to the multi-seasonal show from this award winning plant. Thrives in the dappled sunlight under the canopy of larger trees and in natural woodland settings. Deciduous.|
|Light||Filtered sun, Full sun, Partial shade, Partial sun|
|Watering||Keep soil moist, but not soggy.|
|Mature Size||Moderate growing; reaches 5 to 6 ft. tall and wide.|
|Special Features||Easy Care, Fall Color, North American Native Selection|
|Flower Attributes||Fragrant, Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Hedge, Hillside|
|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.|
|Companion Plants||Lilac (Syringa); Spirea (Spiraea); Potentilla (Potentilla); Weigela (Weigela);Periwinkle (Vinca)|
|Care||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
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.