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Harlequin Butterfly Bush

Buddleja davidii 'Harlequin'

SKU
01372
Spectacular summer color from reddish-purple flower spikes. Terrific fragrance attracts butterflies. Good background or accent plant with the added bonus of variegated leaves. Deciduous.
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Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Botanical PronunciationBUD-lee-uh da-VID-ee-eye
Average Size at MaturityFast growing to 4 to 6 ft. tall, 3 to 5 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeMid-summer through fall
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeFragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPurple
Foliage ColorVariegated
Garden StyleCottage
Growth HabitArching
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Firescaping/Firewise
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Waterwise
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a formal appearance, shear annually after flowering.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 6-9

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