Itea virginica 'Merlot'
Full sun, Partial sun
Water regularly in extreme heat for best performance. Requires less water once established.
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|Botanical Pronunciation||eye-TEE-uh vir-JIN-ih-kuh|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate grower to 3-4 ft. tall to 3 ft. wide.|
|Flower Attribute||Fragrant, Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Border, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Very Wet Areas, Woodland Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Attracts Butterflies, Easy Care, Fall Color, Pollenizer, Tolerates Wet Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Compact Form|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly in extreme heat for best performance. Requires less water once established.|
|Key Feature||Compact Habit|
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