Miss Violet Butterfly Bush

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

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.
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Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.


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Botanical PronunciationBUD-lee-uh
LoreButterfly 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.
Average Size at MaturityCompact, mounding habit; reaches 4 to 5 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeSummer through Fall
Design IdeasA 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPurple
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Mediterranean, Rustic
Growth HabitMounding
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Mass Planting, Specimen, Cutting Garden, Wildlife Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Easy Care, Waterwise, Bird Friendly, Compact Form, Non-Invasive
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsBlack-Eyed-Susan (Rudbeckia); Milkweed (Asclepias); Salvia (Salvia); Heliotrope (Heliotropium); Tickseed (Coreopsis); Coneflower (Echinacea)

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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-9

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