Petite Indigo® Dwarf Butterfly Bush
Buddleja davidii nanhoensis 'Mongo'
Full sun, Partial sun
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
|Botanical Pronunciation||BUD-lee-uh da-VID-ee-eye nan-ho-EN-sis|
|Lore||Butterfly bushes are the most important butterfly lure plants. Adults of all species flock to the blossoms to feed on the nectar.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Quick, compact growth; reaches 5 ft. tall and wide.|
|Bloom Time||Midsummer through Fall|
|Design Ideas||Dwarf butterfly bush is perfect for bringing butterflies into the garden and up close to the house. Use in sideyards where flowers are held up at window level. Ideal choice for breaking up long runs of fence. Particularly attractive along picket fences and lattice where airy open character is a good fit. Fast growth is a super filler for newly constructed homesites. An essential in the wildlife and habitat garden. A casual cottage and country garden performer with bonus of butterflies at bloom time for family fun.|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Cottage, Mediterranean, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Mass Planting, Specimen, Cutting Garden, Urban Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Dwarf Plant, Waterwise, Fast Growing|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.|
|Key Feature||Showy Flower Clusters|
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