‘Henry’s Garnet’ Virginia Sweetspire


‘Henry’s Garnet’ Virginia Sweetspire

Itea virginica 3-5' x 5-6' Swarthmore College, PA.

Award-winning spreading shrub with an erect clustered branching habit and arching shoots. In early summer, fragrant white flowers on upright racemes up to 6" long attract a variety of pollinators. Bright green foliage turns brilliant reddish-purple in fall. Will form colonies. Its name commemorates Mary Henry (1884-1967), a distinguished American botanist and pioneer plant explorer. She traveled the North American continent—sometimes on horseback—seeking and collecting seeds and material from interesting native specimens.

Recommended for moist or wet areas although quite drought tolerant as well. Sun or shade, soil adaptable. Native to eastern U.S. Z4. (1-3')

503 ‘Henry’s Garnet’ Virginia Sweetspire
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