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Potter's Purple Butterfly Bush

Buddleja davidii 'Potter's Purple'

Pronunciation: BUD-lee-uh da-VID-ee-eye
SKU #00288
5-9

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OVERVIEW
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.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Deciduous
Special Features Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds
Growth Rate Moderate
Flower Attributes Fragrant, Showy Flowers
STYLE
Landscape Use Windbreak
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 Color Purple
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
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.
HISTORY
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.

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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.