Potter's Purple Butterfly Bush
Buddleja davidii 'Potter's Purple'
|Description||Abundant 8-inch long purple flower panicles occur at the tips. Lance-shaped dark green leaves with silvery underside. Blossoms are a butterfly nectar source and lightly fragrant. Good fast-growing foundation shrub or background for borders. Deciduous.|
|Light||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Watering||Water when top 3 inches of soil is dry.|
|Blooms||All summer if deadheaded|
|Mature Size||6 to 8 ft. tall and wide.|
|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.|
|Foliage Color||Dark Green|
|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').|
|Care||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.|
|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.|
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.