Potter's Purple Butterfly Bush
Buddleja davidii 'Potter's Purple'
Full sun, Partial sun
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
We no longer grow this plant
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|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/Fire Wise, 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