• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Quickly reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall, 4 to 6 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Showy Summer Flowers
    Blooms:
    Midsummer through Fall
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:BUD-lee-uh duh-VID-ee-eye
    Plant type:Perennial, Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Quickly reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall, 4 to 6 ft. wide.
    Special features:Easy Care, Fast Growing, Waterwise
    Foliage color:Gray-green
    Blooms:Midsummer through Fall
    Flower color:Purple
    Companion PlantsBee Balm (Monarda); Coneflower (Echinacea); Butterfly Weed (Asclepias); Salvia (Salvia); Russian Sage (Perovskia)
  • Care
    Care Information
    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.Pruning time: fall after flowering.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

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