Royal Red Butterfly Bush
Buddleja davidii 'Royal Red'
Pronunciation: BUD-lee-uh da-VID-ee-eye
|Description||Spectacular summer color from conical clusters of rich, purple-red flowers. The nectar-rich flowers have a splendid fragrance. A beautiful selection with a naturally relaxed habit giving it a loftier, shorter appearance than taller varieties. A good background or accent plant for a perennial border or cutting garden. Deciduous.|
|Watering||Water when top 3 inches of soil is dry.|
|Blooms||Midsummer through fall|
|Mature Size||Fast growing; reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall, 4 to 6 ft. wide.|
|Special Features||Easy Care, Waterwise, Fast Growing|
|Flower Attributes||Flowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Repeat Flowering, Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Hedge, Privacy Screen|
|Companion Plants||Black-Eyed-Susan (Rudbeckia); Milkweed (Asclepias); Heliotrope (Heliotropium); Tickseed (Coreopsis); Coneflower (Echinacea); Salvia (Salvia)|
|Care||Prefers 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.|
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.