• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Fast growing; reaches 24 to 30 in. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Colorful and Compact
    Spring to Late Summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:BUD-lee-uh
    Plant type:Perennial, Shrub
    Growth habit:Rounded
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Fast growing; reaches 24 to 30 in. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Silver-green
    Blooms:Spring to Late Summer
    Flower color:Violet-blue
    Garden styleCottage, Rustic
    Patent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
    Companion PlantsBee Balm (Monarda); Coneflower (Echinacea); Butterfly Weed (Asclepias); Salvia (Salvia); Trumpet Vine (Campsis)
  • 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: late fall (in mild winter areas) to early spring.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
  • History & Lore
    A hybrid of B. davidii x B. alternifolia from a breeding program focused on developing compact, sterile cultivars with attractive bloom color, Flutterby Petite® Blue Heaven is also noteworthy for its upright and openly spreading habit. It was patented by Cornell University in 2011 as a sterile cultivar and therefore rarely produces unwanted seedlings.


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