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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
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Megan Mathey
Grand Haven, Michigan

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FIZZY MIZZY™

Sweetspire

Itea virginica

'SMNIVMM'

USPPAF; 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
  • 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)

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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.