Petite Indigo® Dwarf Butterfly Bush
Buddleja davidii subsp. nanhoensis 'Mongo'
|Description||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.|
|Light||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Watering||Water when top 3 inches of soil is dry.|
|Blooms||Midsummer through fall|
|Mature Size||Quick, compact growth; reaches 5 ft. tall and wide.|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container|
|Design Ideas||Dwarf 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.|
|Companion Plants||Tickseed (Coreopsis); Salvia (Salvia); Coneflower (Echinacea); Butterfly Weed (Asclepias);Black-Eyed-Susan (Rudbeckia); Bee Balm (Monarda)|
|Care||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.|
|Lore||Butterfly bushes are the most important butterfly lure plants. Adults of all species flock to the blossoms to feed on the nectar.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-9
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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.