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Petite Plum® Dwarf Butterfly Bush

Buddleja davidii subsp. nanhoensis 'Monum'

Pronunciation: BUD-lee-uh da-VID-ee-eye nan-ho-EN-sis
SKU #01376
5-9

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OVERVIEW
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.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Deciduous
Special Features Easy Care, Waterwise, Fast Growing, Compact Form
Growth Rate Fast
Growth Habit Vase-Shaped
Flower Attributes Flowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
STYLE
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.
Flower Color Purple
Foliage Color Gray-green
Companion Plants Tickseed (Coreopsis); Bee Balm (Monarda); Coneflower (Echinacea); Butterfly Weed (Asclepias); Salvia (Salvia); Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia)
CARE
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.
HISTORY
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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Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone: 5

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