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Itea virginica Scentlandia® ('SMNIVDFC')

Scentlandia® Sweetspire: Patent USPP 30,233

  • »  Sweet summertime fragrance
  • »  Outstanding fall color
  • »  Deer resistant
  • »  Larger & longer flowers than other varieties
  • »  Native
  • »  Low maintanence

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This native plant is much beloved for its sweetly scented summer blooms. This smaller variety works with any size landscape, and has outstanding fall color so that the plant stays interesting beyond its bloom time. 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.

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Attributes
Border or Bed
Fall Color
Fragrant
Great Foliage
Native
Specimen
Foliage Color
Green
Maintenance and Care
Cold Tolerant
Edging
Mass Planting
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Flower Color
White
Programs
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Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer Bloomer
Fall
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Fall
Exposure
Full Sun
Partial Sun
Partial Shade
Full Shade
Habit
Ground Cover
Mounding
Soil Moisture
Moist, Well-Drained
Growing & Maintenance Tips for Itea virginica 'Scentlandia®'

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. Plant in full shade, full sun or anywhere in between.