Petite Butterflies Sweet Pea Shrub

Polygala fruticosa 'Petite Butterflies'

SKU
03013
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.
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Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical Pronunciationpol-ee-GAH-luh froo-tih-KOH-suh
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 3 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeSpring through summer; nearly year round in temperate regions.
Design IdeasSuperior 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Long Bloom Season, Repeat Flowering, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPurplish-pink
Foliage ColorGray-green
Garden StyleCottage
Growth HabitMounding
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseContainer, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Cutting Garden, Coastal Exposure
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureYear-round Interest, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsButterfly Bush (Buddleja); Penstemon (Penstemon); Catmint (Nepeta); Salvia (Salvia); Canna (Canna)

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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