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Miss Violet Butterfly Bush

Buddleja davidii 'Miss Violet' PP #28,448; CPBRAF

Pronunciation: BUD-lee-uh
SKU #42416
5-9

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OVERVIEW
Description A compact, mounding shrub with graceful, arching stems brimming with vibrant flower color as a profusion of dark purple-violet flower clusters bloom throughout summer and into fall. A seedless, non-invasive specimen with notable heat tolerance. Perfect for use in borders and cutting gardens, or as a container plant. Deciduous.
Light Full sun
Watering Water when top 3 inches of soil is dry.
Blooms Summer through Fall
Mature Size Compact, mounding habit; reaches 4 to 5 ft. tall and wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Deciduous
Special Features Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Easy Care, Waterwise, Compact Form, Benefits Birds
Growth Rate Moderate
Flower Attributes Flowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Patent Act Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
STYLE
Landscape Use Border, Container
Design Ideas A vital component of wildlife and butterfly habitat gardens. Gorgeous flowers deserve placement in foundation plantings where flowers are held near windows to enjoy butterfly visitors from indoors. A good background for perennial and mixed borders. Add to old fashioned flowering shrub compositions for Victorian, country and cottage landscapes. Makes an interesting informal screen along property lines that's not too dense to allow air and light to pass through. Ideal for large rural and suburban sites.
Flower Color Purple
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Black-Eyed-Susan (Rudbeckia); Milkweed (Asclepias); Salvia (Salvia); Heliotrope (Heliotropium); Tickseed (Coreopsis); Coneflower (Echinacea)
CARE
Care Prefers well-drained, fertile soil. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Clip spent flowers to promote continued bloom. May die to the ground in colder zones, regrowing from the roots in spring. Elsewhere, prune in late fall or early spring. Feed in spring.
HISTORY
Lore Butterfly bush is named for its ecological relationship to butterflies. It's large flowers draw all species which seek its rich source of nectar. This Chinese native can be found in thickets and wetland habitats along rivers and streams, where Jesuit missionaries, the first westerners to enter that region, discovered it.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-9

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