- Itea virginica Henry’s Garnet: Botanical Name
- Henry’s Garnet Sweetspire: Common Name
Henry’s Garnet is the standard where all other Sweetspires are judged. This is by far the most impressive cultivar out there. It grows 4-5’ x 4-6’ and it has a naturalizing or suckering habit. The naturalizing is more prominent in moist soils, and it behaves better in slightly dryer soils. This shrub makes a wonderful border plant, massing plant, but works well in the foundation as well. Henry’s Garnet is a mounded shrub with arching branches. The arching flowers can get upwards of 6” long and open up in June. The sweet smelling perfume of flowers attract butterflies, honey bees, and all sorts of pollinators. Perhaps even more impressive than the flowers is the wonderful fall color. The leaves have yellow, red, and maroon and the show last well into the fall with its long lasting leaves.
Itea virginica Henry's Garnet
This is a small starter plant. It was grown in a 3.5 inch x 3.5 inch x 4 inch deep pot.
It will be shipped without a pot, and about half of the soil knocked off to reduce the shipping weight.
The actual Plant will be between 8-12" tall, the roots will be 3-4" long, for a total length of 11-16"