Potter's Purple Butterfly Bush
Buddleja davidii 'Potter's Purple'
Full sun, Partial sun
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
THIS PLANT MAY BE AVAILABLE IN THESE STORES:
Due to the seasonal nature of plants, availability at your local garden center is not guaranteed. Give them a call before visiting.
- 101 Market
8980 Quantrelle Ave. N.e. Otsego MN 55330
- 14th Street Garden Center
793 Jersey Ave. Jersey City NJ 07303
- 3rd Avenue Floral & Greenhouse
1110 3rd Ave. West Dickinson ND 58601
- 4 Ever Green Ldsp. & Dgn
21457 214th Circle Ave Milford IA 51351
|Botanical Pronunciation||BUD-lee-uh da-VID-ee-eye|
|Lore||Despite the fact that it is a Chinese native, Buddleja is a key nectar plant for America butterflies and belongs in all butterfly and wildlife gardens.|
|Average Size at Maturity||6 to 8 ft. tall and wide.|
|Bloom Time||All summer if deadheaded|
|Design Ideas||Big butterfly bushes make exceptional background foliage and flowers for more detailed foreground planting. Can be used as an informal hedge, screen or visual barrier. Belongs in wildlife gardens as a valuable nectar source. Rangy looks is perfectly matched with cottage style plantings.|
|Flower Attribute||Fragrant, Showy Flowers|
|Foliage Color||Dark Green|
|Landscape Use||Firescaping/Firewise, Windbreak|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds|
|Watering Needs||Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Companion Plants||For a riot of old fashioned cottage garden charm, plant with Magnus Purple Coneflower, (Echinacea purpureus 'Magnus'), Eveline Meadow Sage, (Salvia x 'Eveline'), Mandarin Honeysuckle, (Lonicera x 'Mandarin') and Fanfare Blanket Flower, (Gaillardia x 'Fanfare').|
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Cut back hard in early spring, flowers in summer on new growth.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-9