Fizzy Mizzy™ Sweetspire Itea virginica
- Full Shade
- Part Shade to Shade
- Part Sun to 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).
A sweetspire that literally stands out in the landscape! Its abundant upright flower spikes are bright white and carry a light, lovely fragrance that attracts people and pollinators. An early summer bloom time helps bridge the gap between the seasons seamlessly and its thick, dark green foliage is handsome enough to carry the show for the rest of the season. With a petite size, you'll be able to use it in any size garden.
Top reasons to grow Fizzy Mizzy™ sweetspire:
- Unique upright bloom, like the exclamation point of the garden
- Very tidy, uniform habit
- One of the most shade tolerant flowering shrubsFragrant FlowerFall InterestBog PlantAttracts:BeesButterfliesResists:Deer
CharacteristicsPlant Type:ShrubShrub Type:DeciduousHeight Category:ShortGarden Height:24 - 36 InchesSpacing:24 - 36 InchesSpread:24 - 36 InchesFlower Colors:WhiteFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:GreenHabit:MoundedContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Full ShadeLight Requirement:Part Shade to ShadeLight Requirement:Part Sun to SunLight Requirement:SunLight Requirement:Sun or ShadeMaintenance Category:EasyBlooms On:Old WoodBloom Time:Early SummerBloom Time:Mid SummerHardiness Zones:5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9bWater Category:AverageSoil Fertility Requirement:Average SoilUses:Border PlantUses:ContainerUses:Edging PlantUses:GroundcoverUses:LandscapeUses:Mass PlantingUses:Specimen or Focal PointUses Notes:
Plant 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.
A 1-2" layer of mulch will help retain moisture.Fizzy Mizzy™ Itea virginica 'SMNIVMM' USPPAF, Can PBRAF