Petite Plum® Dwarf Butterfly Bush
Buddleja davidii subsp. nanhoensis 'Monum'
|Description||A spectacular compact shrub with dense, cone-shaped clusters of lightly fragrant, plum-purple blooms accented by soft, gray-green foliage. Use in mass plantings to create a colorful landscape accent or to provide colorful screening during the warm summer months. 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, Privacy Screen|
|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. An deal 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 home sites. An essential in the wildlife and habitat garden. A casual cottage and country garden performer with the bonus of butterflies at bloom time for family fun.|
|Companion Plants||Tickseed (Coreopsis); Bee Balm (Monarda); Coneflower (Echinacea); Butterfly Weed (Asclepias); Salvia (Salvia); Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia)|
|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.|
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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.