2000 Theodore Klein Plant Award Winner
by Winston C. Dunwell
Itea virginica 'Henry's Garnet' - Virginia Sweetspire 'Henry's Garnet' set the standard for Itea and has introduced Itea to many gardeners. A selection from Swarthmore College, Pennsylvania. Michael Dirr says of this cultivar "it has a great future in American Gardens;". Those who know 'Henry's Garnet' would concur with that assessment. The white flowers are 6 inches long and fragrant. A proven winner in a container this easy to root plant grows on well to create a finished plant in a short time frame.