Itea virginica 'Henry's Garnet'

Virginia Sweetspire

Plant Type:


Itea virginica 'Henry's Garnet' - The Virginia Sweetspire. In early summer showy, fragrant white flowers are like bottle brushes 3 to 6 inches long; these display in drooping racemes. Green foliage turns rich reds and scarlets in autumn. The autumn leaves remain on the shrub often persisting until December. The shrub is semi-evergreen towards the southern end of its range. Winter stems are a mix of dark, earthy red and green to olive-green. Itea is a magnet for all manner of pollinating insects, bees and butterflies. 'Henry's Garnet' will colonize albeit slowly. Fertile ground, constantly moist to even wet condition are best though 'Henry's Garnet' will be tolerant of occasional dry. Full to part sun exposure. Nice, trouble-free and easy. 'Henry's Garnet' is a fine selection of a species whose nativity is New Jersey west to Illinois, south to Texas and all states within to the Atlantic coast. Established pot, cutting grown.



36-60 in


36-60 in


Item Description Price  
ITEAHEN Itea virginica 'Henry's Garnet' (5 inch Square x 6 inch Tall - true 2 quarts / 1.8927 liters) $22.50 Buy Now

Characteristics and Attributes for Itea virginica 'Henry's Garnet'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Late Spring / Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / Autumn

Interesting Bark

  • Colored

Autumn Interest

  • Autumn Leaf Color

Nature Attraction

  • Butterflies
  • Honey Bees & Native Bees


  • Full Sun
  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Mostly Sunny


  • Wildlife Garden
  • Fragrant
  • Shrub Border
  • Marginal
  • Natural Garden

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Slow


  • Fertile
  • Average
  • Humus Laden
  • Draining
  • Moist
  • Adaptable


  • Central and Eastern U.S.

Propagated By

  • Cutting Grown