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Scentlandia® Sweetspire Itea virginica

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Exposure
  • Full Shade
  • Part Shade to Shade
  • Part Sun to Sun
  • Sun
  • Sun or Shade

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Summer
  • Fall
Mature Size
36" 36"
Height
24 - 36"
Spread
24 - 36"

This plant is hardy in zones 5 - 9

Hardy Zones

Zones are based on the lowest average temperature an area is expected to receive during the winter. They are used to determine whether a plant is likely to be perennial in your area. If your zone is equal to or higher than the zone listed for the plant, it will be hardy for you and thrive in your climate.

  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9

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    Features

    Sweet summertime fragrance.

    We sniffed dozens of different sweetspires in pursuit of the most fragrant variety, and we can say with confidence that we've found it in Scentlandia® itea. Though this native plant is much beloved for its sweetly scented summer blooms, not all plants exhibit equally strong fragrance, so it was our primary goal in introducing our next variety. We also wanted a smaller variety that works with any size landscape, and outstanding fall color so that the plant stays interesting beyond its bloom time. Scentlandia® sweetspire delivers on all three! The flowers aren't just longer, larger, and more fragrant than other varieties - they're also more cold tolerant, assuring a good display even in USDA zone 5 where flower buds are frequently damaged. Itea is one of the most shade tolerant flowering shrubs and thrives even in wet soils, making it an excellent problem solver. 

    Available in better garden centers in spring 2019.

    Top reasons to grow Scentlandia® sweetspire:

    - More fragrant than other sweetspire varieties

    - Better bud hardiness means better performance in USDA zones 5 and 6

    - One of the most shade tolerant flowering shrubs

    Fragrant Flower
    Fall Interest
    Bog Plant
    Resists: 
    Deer

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Shrub
    Shrub Type: 
    Deciduous
    Height Category: 
    Short
    Garden Height: 
    24 - 36 Inches
    Spacing: 
    24 - 36 Inches
    Spread: 
    24 - 36 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    White
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    Green
    Habit: 
    Mounded
    Container Role: 
    Filler

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Full Shade
    Light Requirement: 
    Part Shade to Shade
    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun
    Light Requirement: 
    Sun
    Light Requirement: 
    Sun or Shade
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Blooms On: 
    Old Wood
    Bloom Time: 
    Early Summer
    Hardiness Zones: 
    5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Uses: 
    Border Plant
    Uses: 
    Edging Plant
    Uses: 
    Groundcover
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses: 
    Mass Planting
    Uses: 
    Specimen or Focal Point
    Uses Notes: 

    Plant Scentlandia itea near a window or outdoor area where you can enjoy its fragrance. Its small stature makes it a nice choice for adding color and scent to perennial gardens. 

    Itea is one of the few shrubs that will still flower reasonably well even in shade.

    Maintenance Notes: 

    Itea needs little maintenance. In spring, after new growth begins to emerge, you can remove any stems that aren't showing signs of life - do not prune until you see signs of new growth. Mulch is  a good idea. 

    Scentlandia® Itea virginica 'SMNIVDFC' USPP 30,233, Can PBRAF
  • 1 Review

    • I would another, If i had space for it. BEST SMELL,I have it at my front porch. I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS BUSH TO ANYONE That likes a good fragrance and very pretty.

      Saundra
      Virginia
      United States
      47 weeks ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
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