Itea virginica 'Henry's Garnet' - Henry's Garnet Virginia Sweetspire
Henry's Garnet Virginia Sweetspire
Itea virginica 'Henry's Garnet'
Fragrant, white flower spikes, 3-6" long, cover the shrub with bloom in early summer. Dark green leaves turn scarlet and crimson in fall, sometimes persisting on the shrub until December. 'Henry's Garnet' is noted for larger flowers and superior fall color to that of the species.
- Deer resistant
- Fragrant white flowers attract butterflies
- Stunning fall color for many weeks
- Provides protective cover for wildlife
- Tolerant of a wide range of soils from boggy to dry
Swamps and wet woods in the coastal plain from southern New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania to Florida and Louisiana, then north along the Mississippi to southern Illinois.
Map Credit: The Biota of North America
MAP KEY: Green (native), Teal (native, adventive), Blue (present), Yellow (present & rare), Red (extinct)
INTERESTING FACTSThe name Itea means "willow" in Greek referencing the willow-like similarities of the leaves and flower clusters.
Grows best in dry, medium, and moist soils in full sun to part shade.