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Buddleia (Butterfly Bush) davidii ‘Nanho Blue’

A must for your butterfly garden!
Lightly scented, Buddleias attract butterflies (and hummingbirds) like a magnet. ‘Nanho Blue’ branches support lilac-like clusters of flowers. Also a vigorous, long lasting cut flower. Tiny individual flowers are produced in profusion in long, dense trusses. In cooler zones, Buddleias die back to the ground each year, sending up a dense group of new shoots in late spring that quickly develop into a large shrub.

Butterfly bush is a deciduous to semi-evergreen shrub with a weeping form that can get 6-12′ tall and have a spread of 4-15′. Butterfly bushes have opposite, 6-10″, lance-shaped gray-green leaves on long arching stems. The tiny flowers are irresistible to butterflies. They are borne in long, 8-18″, cone-shaped clusters that droop in a profusion of color and stay abuzz with winged, nectar-feeding insects from late spring until first frost in autumn. The flower clusters can be so profuse that they cause the branches to arch even more. The flowers of many cultivars are sweetly fragrant.


# Description Qty per Unit Units Available Price/Unit
BF200BAG Buddleia (Butterfly Bush) davidii 'Nanho Blue' out of stock $0.00
Retail-Ready Packages
BUHU0025 Butterfly & Hummingbird Garden Collection for Spring 25 5 $93.50

Plant Details +

Size #1
Height 5-7'
Spacing 24-36"
Hardiness Zones 5-10
Exposure Full sun
Foliage Silvery green
Flower Lavender-Blue, 6-8" flowerheads
Bloomtime June - frost

General Information +

Botanical: Buddleia davidii, Buddleia x weyeriana

Common: Butterfly Bush

General Characteristics: Pest tolerant, good for naturalizing, attracts birds, hummingbirds and butterflies, suitable for cut flowers (will last for 5-6 days). Can be used as a border plant or in containers. Considered mostly allergy free. Deer resistant. For best flowering, cut back entire bush in early spring to about 1/3 of its original height. Division is not recommended. You may want to pinch back new growth to generate more branching.

Tip: Cut faded flowers off a butterfly bush regularly to keep it blooming throughout the summer. Butterfly bushes prefer full sun (they must receive eight or more hours of sun a day to thrive)

Planting/Care Instructions +

Pests or Diseases: None serious, A caterpillar may eat foliage occasionally.

Planting Instructions: May be planted in any well-drained soil. This plant tolerates some drought and wetness. Dig a hole large enough to encompass the roots without bending or circling. Set the plant in place so the crown (part of the plant where the root meets the stem) is about 1-2 inches below the soil surface. Cover with soil to the original soil surface and water thoroughly.