Petite Indigo® Dwarf Butterfly Bush

Buddleja davidii nanhoensis 'Mongo'

SKU
01377
A spectacular summer show of slender, dark lavender to reddish purple flower spikes accented by gray-green foliage. A useful dwarf form with open branching, perfect for an accent plant in sunny gardens and borders. The nectar-rich flowers have a light, pleasant fragrance. Deciduous.
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Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical PronunciationBUD-lee-uh da-VID-ee-eye nan-ho-EN-sis
LoreButterfly bushes are the most important butterfly lure plants. Adults of all species flock to the blossoms to feed on the nectar.
Average Size at MaturityQuick, compact growth; reaches 5 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeMidsummer through Fall
Design IdeasDwarf butterfly bush is perfect for bringing butterflies into the garden and up close to the house. Use in sideyards where flowers are held up at window level. Ideal choice for breaking up long runs of fence. Particularly attractive along picket fences and lattice where airy open character is a good fit. Fast growth is a super filler for newly constructed homesites. An essential in the wildlife and habitat garden. A casual cottage and country garden performer with bonus of butterflies at bloom time for family fun.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPurple
Foliage ColorGray-green
Garden StyleCottage, Mediterranean, Rustic
Growth HabitArching
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Mass Planting, Specimen, Cutting Garden, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureDwarf Plant, Waterwise, Fast Growing
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsTickseed (Coreopsis); Salvia (Salvia); Coneflower (Echinacea); Butterfly Weed (Asclepias);Black-Eyed-Susan (Rudbeckia); Bee Balm (Monarda)

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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