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Royal Red Butterfly Bush

Buddleja davidii 'Royal Red'

SKU
01356
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.
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Water when top 3 inches of soil is dry.

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Botanical PronunciationBUD-lee-uh da-VID-ee-eye
Average Size at MaturityFast growing; reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall, 4 to 6 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeMidsummer through Fall
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Repeat Flowering, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPurple
Foliage ColorGray-green
Garden StyleCottage, Mediterranean, Rustic
Growth HabitVase-Shaped
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Hedge, Privacy Screen
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureEasy Care, Waterwise, Fast Growing
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater when top 3 inches of soil is dry.
Companion PlantsBlack-Eyed-Susan (Rudbeckia); Milkweed (Asclepias); Heliotrope (Heliotropium); Tickseed (Coreopsis); Coneflower (Echinacea); Salvia (Salvia)

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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