1606 N 600 Rd, Baldwin City, 66006
785.594.2966

butterfly bush

Buddleia davidii/Buddleia hybrids

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Zone 5 – 9
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4-6’
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‘Black Knight’ produces deep purple blooms each with a dark orange eye on large shrubby plants that grow 4-6′ high.

‘White Profusion’ is a free-flowering, white butterfly bush with blooms from spring until mid-fall. Long panicles grow an amazing 8″ long on 4-6′ plants.

‘Pink Delight’ is loaded with panicles of pink flowers and growing up to 4-6′ in height.

‘Honeycomb’ is a yellow-flowered butterfly bush that typically grows in a single growing season to 5-7’ tall and 4-5’ wide with an upright-arching to spreading habit.

‘Buzz’ cultivars are problem-free and compact, loved by bees and butterflies. Easy to grow with a super long flowering period, they’re perfectly proportioned for patio pots and smaller gardens, ‘Buzz Velvet’ (deep pink) grow 3-4′ in height. ‘Buzz Midnight’ (dark blue-purple) grows to about 3′ tall. ‘Buzz White’ is a petite 3′ white-flowering Buddleia.

‘Flutterby Petite Blue Heaven’ is covered with blue blooms continuously from early summer to frost on silver foliage! Reaches 24-30” tall and wide. Great for borders, embankments and landscape plantings, as well as large/mixed containers. Drought tolerant with low water needs. Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies.

Pretty flowers attract butterflies like many other bright blooms, but they also emit a special honey-scented fragrance that lures butterflies like a moth to a flame and provide nectar.

In the garden these plants are covered with butterflies, especially during hot sunny afternoons. Buddleias attract other insects as well, including moths and hummingbirds.

In colder zones butterfly bush die back to the ground which is good since they bloom on new growth. They’re happy in almost any soil and prefer moist ground, but will also do well in dry spots. They need plenty of sun, but will grow with light shade.