Petite Butterflies Sweet Pea Shrub
Polygala fruticosa 'Petite Butterflies'
|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.|
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