Itea – Scentlandia® – Sweetspire – Itea virginica

Garden Height
24 - 36
24 - 36
24 - 36
Container Role
Flower Size
Flower Colors
Light Level
Full Shade, Part Shade to Shade, Part Sun to Sun, Sun, Sun or Shade
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Resists: Deer

Bog Plant

Fragrant Flower

Fall Interest

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. 

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 Category Easy

Water Category Average

Blooms On Old Wood

Bloom Time

Flower Form Border Plant, Edging Plant, Groundcover, Landscape, Mass Planting, Specimen or Focal Point

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