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Buddleia (Butterfly Bush), Three Variety Sale

One plant each of Buddleia (Butterfly Bush) davidii ‘Black Knight’, ‘Pink Delight’, & ‘White Profusion’. A must for your butterfly garden! Lightly scented, Buddleias attract butterflies (and hummingbirds) like a magnet. The Buddleia (Butterfly Bush) ‘Black Knight’, is a vigorous growing shrub that boasts dark purple flower from mid-summer. ‘Pink Delight’ is absolutely one of the finest pink flowered varieties on the market. ‘White Profusion’ is a good clear white, fragrant flower that blooms from late spring through late summer. Typical of the Buddleias ‘White Profusion’ is a large stately beacon to butterflies and beneficial insects. Tiny individual flowers are produced in profusion in long, dense trusses.
Best grown in massed plantings in borders, cottage gardens, rose gardens or butterfly gardens. Plant near a path or patio and the shrubs will provide a delightful fragrance for you, too. It’s generally pest-free. In cooler zones, Buddleia 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.

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Plant Details +

Size #1
Height 5-7'
Spacing 35-47"
Hardiness Zones 5-9
Exposure Full Sun
Foliage Deep Green
Flower Dark Purple, Pink and White Flowers
Bloomtime Mid Summer-Mid Fall

General Information +

Botanical: Buddleia davidii

Common: Butterfly Bush

Family: Loganiaceae

General Characteristics: This butterfly bush cultivar is a deciduous shrub with an arching, spreading habit which typically grows 6-8' tall if not cut back in late winter and 4-5' tall if cut back. Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in full sun. Becomes weedy and sparse with diminished flowering performance if not grown in full sun. Does poorly in wet conditions. In USDA Zone 5, this plant will often die to the ground in winter and therefore is often grown therein in the manner of an herbaceous perennial. Even if plants do not die to the ground in winter, they usually grow more vigorously, produce superior flowers and maintain a better shape if cut to the ground in late winter each year. Removal of spent flower spikes during the growing season will encourage additional bloom, but consider leaving final blooms in place to facilitate reseeding.

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).

Use: Provides valuable summer and early fall flowers when few other shrubs are in bloom. Best grown in massed plantings in borders, cottage gardens rose gardens or butterfly gardens. Usually does not make a good single specimen shrub.

Planting/Care Instructions +

Pests or Diseases: Deer and Rabbit Resistant. No serious insect or disease problems. Drought Tolerant.

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.