Itea virginica 'Merlot'

Virginia Sweetspire

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Pot Size: full quart

Plant Description

Merlot' is a very nice dwarf selection of our native Virginia sweetspire. It is very dense and compact, growing to around 3 _' tall and wide. The flower clusters arch and spray above the foliage beautifully. Fall foliage turns deep red. Grow 'Merlot' in moist to average soil in full sun or light shade. This plant in flower or in fall color is a dazzler, and also a butterfly magnet.



Rain Garden

Good Fall Color

Butterfly Plant

Native Plant

Good Fragrance

Ease of Culture           

Easy to grow


Semi Evergreen

Plant Type

Shrub, Ground cover

Light Exposure

Mostly sunny, Half and half

Soil Condition

Organic, Average

Moisture Tolerance

Moist, Moderately moist


full quart


36 or taller

Flower Color


Bloom Time

Early summer



Hardiness Zones

5, 6, 7, 8, 9