Petite Snow Butterfly Bush
Petite Snow Butterfly Bush
Buddleja davidii 'Monite'Item #1357 USDA Hardiness Zone: 5 - 9
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Spectacular summer color from conical clusters of fragrant, snowy white flowers. Dwarf form is ideal for smaller gardens as a border or cutting garden accent, or massed as a low natural, flowering hedge. Perfect in an all white or night garden. The wonderful, nectar-rich flowers attract wildlife to the garden. Deciduous.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water weekly, or more often in extreme heat, until established.Average Landscape Size:Fast growing; reaches 4 to 6 ft. tall, 3 to 5 ft. wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:BUD-lee-a da-VID-iPlant type:ShrubDeciduous/evergreen:DeciduousGrowth rate:FastAverage landscape size:Fast growing; reaches 4 to 6 ft. tall, 3 to 5 ft. wide.Special features:Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Bird Friendly, Deer Resistant, Easy Care, Fast Growing, WaterwiseFoliage color:Gray-greenBlooms:Midsummer through FallFlower color:WhiteDesign IdeasDwarf butterfly bush is perfect for bringing butterflies into the garden and up close to the house. Use in side yards where flowers are held up at window level. Ideal choice for breaking up long runs of fence. Particularly attractive along picket fences and lattice where airy open character is a good fit. Fast growth is a super filler for newly constructed home sites. An essential in the wildlife and habitat garden. A casual cottage and country garden performer with bonus of butterflies at bloom time for family fun. The snow-white flowers catch the moonlight and will brighten a night garden, while providing sweet nectar for lacewings and other beneficial night feeders.Companion PlantsBee Balm (Monarda); Coneflower (Echinacea); Butterfly Weed (Asclepias); Salvia (Salvia); Russian Sage (Perovskia)
- CareCare InformationRequires well-drained soil. Water regularly during first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system; less often when established. Clip spent flowers to promote continued bloom. Fertilize before new spring growth begins. Prune hard in spring to rejuvenate. Mulch in harsh winter areas; may die to the ground, re-growing from roots.Pruning time: late winter to spring; in mild winter areas may be pruned in fall after flowering..Light Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water weekly, or more often in extreme heat, until established.
- History & LoreHistory:Buddleja davidii is a species native to China where it grows in thickets on river banks. It was first discovered by Jesuit missionaries, the first westerners to enter that region. This species was named after one missionary botanist, Armand David who sent samples back to Jardin des Plantes in Paris. These remained a French plant until the end of the 19th century when specimens were sent to Kew where they became parent material for 20th century breeding. This plant is one of the dwarf nanohensis group developed by Monrovia Nursery.Lore:Butterfly bushes are the most important butterfly lure plants. Adults of all species flock to the blossoms to feed on the nectar.