Strawberry Lemonade® Butterfly Bush

Buddleja davidii 'Monrell' PP #14,370

SKU
01359
Striking creamy yellow irregular leaf margins provide excellent contrast for the 5 to 10 in. long bright pink flower spikes. Makes a beautiful focal point in the garden. Flowers attract butterflies and hummingbirds. Deciduous.
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Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Botanical PronunciationBUD-lee-uh da-VID-ee-eye
LoreButterfly bush is named for its ecological relationship to butterflies. It's large flowers draw all species which seek its rich source of nectar. It is native to China and found in wetland habitats along the banks of streams and rivers.
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing 6 to 8 ft. tall, 4 to 6 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSummer
Design IdeasA striking shrub for adding summer interest to shrub borders. Plant in the back of cottage or country garden perennial borders for mass with a casual look and feel. Use against over-long fence lines that need relief. Interesting airy filler for sideyards where privacy is needed and windows are rewarded by close range views of flowers and butterflies. Essential large structural background for wildlife friendly compositions. Fast growing solution to barrenness of newly constructed homes.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorPink
Foliage ColorVariegated
Garden StyleCottage
Growth HabitArching
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseFirescaping/Firewise, Windbreak
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Dramatic Foliage Color, Tolerates Poor Soils
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep extentsive 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

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