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Petite Butterflies Sweet Pea Shrub

Polygala fruticosa 'Petite Butterflies'

Pronunciation: pol-ee-GAH-luh froo-tih-KOH-suh
SKU #03013

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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.
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Compact Form
Growth Rate Moderate
Flower Attributes Flowers for Cutting, Long Bloom Season, Repeat Flowering, Showy Flowers
Landscape Use Container
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.
Flower Color Purplish-pink
Foliage Color Gray-green
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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