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Itea virginica 'Henry's Garnet'

Common Name: Sweetspire, Virginia

Fragrant flower spikes up to 6" long.  Spectacular reddish purple fall color.  Great for wet areas, but quite drought tolerant as well.  Deciduous native shrub.  This is a great plant for naturalizing an area or adding color in the summer to the landscape.  Very durable and adaptable.

More About Itea virginica 'Henry's Garnet'

  • White flower spikes in early summer.
  • Fantastic fall color.


3-4 ft


4-5 ft

Hardiness Zone:

5 to 9

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Itea virginica 'Henry's Garnet' Characteristics


  • Mass Planting
  • Summer Bloomer
  • Naturalizing
  • Fall Color
  • Native
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Border or Bed
  • Low Maintenance


  • Full sun to shade

Foliage Color

  • Green

Growth Rate

  • Medium

Season of Interest

  • Spring to Fall

Soil Moisture

  • Wet Soil/Wetlands
  • Soil tolerant


  • White - summer