Light Needs:
Light needs: Full Sun
Full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Water regularly until established - weekly or more often in extreme heat. Drought tolerant once established.
Average Landscape Size:
Average Landscape Size
Reaches 3-7 ft. tall and 3-5 ft. wide.
Key Feature:
Key Feature
Attracts Butterflies
Blooms:
Flowering Time
Summer through fall
Plant type:Perennial, Shrub
Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
Growth habit:Round
Growth rate:Fast
Average landscape size:Reaches 3-7 ft. tall and 3-5 ft. wide.
Blooms:Summer through fall
Flower color:Purple
Care Information
Provide well-drained, fertile soil. Water regularly to develop a deep extensive root system. Clip spent flowers to promote continued bloom. May die back in harsh winter climates, though roots are hardy. In mild areas, prune in late fall or early spring to rejuvenate.
Light Needs:
Light needs: Full Sun
Full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Water regularly until established - weekly or more often in extreme heat. Drought tolerant once established.
History:
This selection was developed and introduced in 2006 by Dr. Jon T. Lindstrom, associate professor of horticulture at the University of Arkansas. With a focus on breeding non-invasive plants with useful traits such as drought tolerance, Dr. Lindstrom's efforts resulted in this long-blooming, sterile Buddleja with an extended bloom season. The significant advantage for Asian Moon is that it is sterile. Because it doesn't set seeds, it will not escape cultivation and become invasive by producing unwanted seedlings, offering a great alternative for garden in parts of the U.S. that have prohibited the non-sterile varieties.