Itea Virginica is the only species of this genus widely grown in California. There are at least four other species which would make worthy additions to any shrubbery. As most of them flower late in the Summer, a season of the year when few shrubs are in bloom, they should be seen in our gardens more commonly than they are.

The Iteas thrive best in a moist sheltered situation in light sandy loam.

Propagate by seeds sown one-eighth of an inch deep in Spring, or by suckers taken, in Winter, from the base of old established plants or by layers in July.