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Meet the Breeder

Megan Mathey
Grand Haven, Michigan

FIZZY MIZZY®

Sweetspire

Itea virginica

'SMNIVMM'

USPP 33,549; CBRAF

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Fizzy Mizzy's green leaves in contrast to its white flower spikes Close up of Fizzy Mizzy's while flower spikes YouTube video describing the plant shown on this page
  • Fragrant
  • Tidy Habit
  • Pollinator Friendly
Description

An unconventional Itea noted for its numerous, heavenward-shooting white, early summer flower spikes. A neat and tidy habit, in a container and in the garden, she has thick, dark green leaves which contrast nicely with the lightly fragrant, pure white blooms.

USDA Zone
5-9 (-20°F/-28.8°C)
Exposure
Full sun, Shade
Height
2-3'
Width
2-3'
Finish Time
1 season
Type
Deciduous
Bloom Time
summer
Flower Color
White
Foliage Color
Green
Liner Sizes
2 1/4", 4", Quick Turn

Soil

Itea thrives in moist to wet soils but is surprisingly tolerant of normal and dry conditions as well - especially once established. Adaptable to pH.

Pruning

Prune after flowering if desired; remove any dead wood in spring if necessary.

Uses

Mass plantings; wildlife and woodland gardens; specimen; mixed borders; landscaping. Dwarf habit makes it well-suited to use around the home.

Growing Tips

Though flowering and fall foliage color is best with at least some sun, itea is one of the most shade tolerant flowering shrubs. Though Scentlandia™ itea was selected for improved stem hardiness, some dieback can occur in cold climates - mulch and/or site in protected areas in zones 5 and 6.