Petite Snow™ Butterfly Bush
Buddleja davidii 'Monite'
|Description||Spectacular summer color from conical clusters of fragrant, snowy white flowers. This dwarf form is ideal for smaller gardens as a border or cutting garden accent, or massed as a low natural, flowering hedge. Perfect in an all white or night garden. The wonderful, nectar-rich flowers have a light, sweet fragrance. Deciduous.|
|Light||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Watering||Water when top 3 inches of soil is dry.|
|Blooms||Midsummer through Fall|
|Mature Size||Fast growing; reaches 4 to 6 ft. tall, 3 to 5 ft. wide.|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Hedge|
|Design Ideas||Dwarf butterfly bush is perfect for bringing butterflies into the garden and up close to the house. Use in side yards 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 home sites. 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. The snow-white flowers catch the moonlight and will brighten a night garden, while providing sweet nectar for lacewings and other beneficial night feeders.|
|Companion Plants||Bee Balm (Monarda); Coneflower (Echinacea); Butterfly Weed (Asclepias); Salvia (Salvia); Russian Sage (Perovskia)|
|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.