Henry's Garnet Virginia Willow Is A Native Super Plant For Your Garden

Feb 4, 2018

Itea Virginica, Henry's Garnet
Credit LSU AgCenter

Gardeners have become more environmentally conscious over the past few decades. They're employing more environmentally sound principles in the landscape, such as using less pesticide, composting more, and even installing rain gardens.

Plant pallettes have also changed slightly for gardeners, incorporating into the landscape more pollinator friendly plants as well as native species.

Virginia willow, also known as Virginia sweet spires, or Itea Virginica, is a popular native shrub here in Louisiana. Interest in it has risen in the past few years. Henry's Garnet Virginia willow is a particuar variety that's been named a Louisiana Super Plant this year.