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Itea virginica 'Henry's Garnet'


Itea virginica 'Henry's Garnet' (Itea virginica (Sweetspire))

I already had Itea 'Little Henry', and I planted this shrub, which is very similar, in a different area of the garden. It is deciduous, but hangs on to its beautiful leaves which turn to maroon in autumn, right round until the new leaves start to appear in the spring. It has white flowers in summer.



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Strange...mine is still green. I guess mine doesn't get much sun though to turn the leaves red.

13 Nov, 2010

 

Ah, but this one is new-ish, Karen. I don't know how the Nursery get them to change colour so early. 'Little Henry' is still green, that I planted last year.

13 Nov, 2010

 

Wow, I don't know how you fit them all in. Great plant.

14 Nov, 2010

 

I removed some Achillea ptarmica, Vincent -it's thuggish and I'd rather have an all-year interest plant, wouldn't you?

14 Nov, 2010

 

yes, funny that isn't it? I expect they keep them in tunnels under false sunlight lighting. I don't have any change at all on my Nandina Domestica either...it's in the greenhouse now, but I thought it would have turned red by now! It certainly gets plenty of sun in there....well...I mean....plenty on the days we get any!!

14 Nov, 2010

 

No, mine hasn't changed colour, either. :-(

14 Nov, 2010

 

Achillea v. Itea, mmmm .... no contest, especially ptarmica, a pest, unless you want it for flower arranging.

15 Nov, 2010

 

Agreed!

15 Nov, 2010

 

It certainly is a pest - I'm gradually getting rid of it. :-))

15 Nov, 2010



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