Miss Violet Butterfly Bush
Miss Violet Butterfly Bush
Buddleja x 'Miss Violet' Plant Patent #28,448; Can. Plant Breeders Rights Applied ForItem #42416 USDA Hardiness Zone: 5 - 9
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A compact, mounding shrub with graceful, arching stems brimming with vibrant flower color as a profusion of dark purple-violet flower clusters bloom throughout summer and into fall. A seedless, non-invasive specimen with notable heat tolerance. Perfect for use in borders and cutting gardens, or as a container plant. Deciduous.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.Average Landscape Size:Compact, mounding habit; reaches 4 to 5 ft. tall and wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:BUD-lee-aPlant type:ShrubDeciduous/evergreen:DeciduousGrowth habit:MoundingGrowth rate:FastAverage landscape size:Compact, mounding habit; reaches 4 to 5 ft. tall and wide.Special features:Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Bird Friendly, Compact Form, Easy Care, Non-Invasive, WaterwiseFoliage color:GreenBlooms:Summer through FallFlower color:PurplePatent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.Design IdeasA vital component of wildlife and butterfly habitat gardens. Gorgeous flowers deserve placement in foundation plantings where flowers are held near windows to enjoy butterfly visitors from indoors. A good background for perennial and mixed borders. Add to old fashioned flowering shrub compositions for Victorian, country and cottage landscapes. Makes an interesting informal screen along property lines that's not too dense to allow air and light to pass through. Ideal for large rural and suburban sites.Companion PlantsBlack-Eyed-Susan (Rudbeckia); Milkweed (Asclepias); Salvia (Salvia); Heliotrope (Heliotropium); Tickseed (Coreopsis); Coneflower (Echinacea)
- CareCare InformationPrefers 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: blooms on new wood; prune in early spring.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
- History & LoreHistory:Miss Violet is the recipient of a Green Thumb Award, presented by the Direct Gardening Association.Lore:Butterfly bush is named for its ecological relationship to butterflies. It's large flowers draw all species which seek its rich source of nectar. This Chinese native can be found in thickets and wetland habitats along rivers and streams, where Jesuit missionaries, the first westerners to enter that region, discovered it.
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