Petite Butterflies Sweet Pea Shrub
Polygala fruticosa 'Petite Butterflies'
Pronunciation: pol-ee-GAH-luh froo-tih-KOH-suh
|Description||Masses of vibrant, purple-magenta, pea-like flowers will adorn the compact mound of gray-green foliage for much of the year. A wonderful patio container plant and useful for mass plantings or mixed into a flowering perennial garden. Evergreen.|
|Light||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Watering||Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.|
|Blooms||Spring through summer.|
|Mature Size||Moderate growing; reaches 3 ft. tall and wide.|
|Special Features||Compact Form|
|Flower Attributes||Flowers for Cutting, Long Bloom Season, Repeat Flowering, Showy Flowers|
|Design Ideas||Superior shrub for foundation planting under windows or at entry and porch. Blooming plants are bright enough to provide a more long range focal point. Essential to the shrub border but also works well in the back of perennial borders for mass. Makes a good accent for softening corners and framing art and other focal points. Great choice for romantic cottage garden compositions and causal country gardens along picket fences or rails.|
|Companion Plants||Butterfly Bush (Buddleja); Penstemon (Penstemon); Catmint (Nepeta); Salvia (Salvia); Canna (Canna)|
|Care||Provide organically rich, well-drained soil. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates mild drought in temperate coastal regions. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 9-10
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.