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Buddleia davidii Butterfly Bush Plant 3 Colors


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4 Inch Pots - Mature, well rooted starter size plants, growing and shipped in a 4 inch plastic pot, plant will be a minimum of about 8 to 10 inches tall and unlikely to have bloom or bud at the time of shipping.

Available Colors -

Black Knight Dark Purple, Pink Delight Pink, Honeycomb Yellow

If you want your garden to be a favorite stopping off place for butterflies and hummingbirds, the buddleias are a must have. This is an easy to grow shrub that establishes quickly and can reach heights above 4 feet tall in a single season.

Fragrant flowers that smell similar tolilacs are born in 8 to 10 inch panicles at the ends of gracefully arching long stems.

The flowers are rich in nectar and are irresistible to butterflies and hummingbirds.

Buddleias are hardy in zones 5 to 9. In colder zones they are deciduous and die back during the winter and resprout in the spring. In more temperate zones they should be pruned aggressively in the early spring to control growth and increase bushiness.

Buddleias come in a variety of colors. Black Knight is one of the favorites. The flowers are deep rich shade of almost black violet purple, but there are many other hybrids and cultivars in various shades of purple, blue, lavender, pink, yellow, and white. There are also a couple of hybrids with multi colored flowers. The hardest part of growing them is resisting the urge to buy a few in every color.

This season we also have Pink Delight, which begins lavender blue and finishes pink, and the soft buttery pastel yellow called Honeycomb.  Choose the color from the drop down menu above.

Botanical Name Buddleia daviddi
Common Name Butterfly Bush, Summer Lilac
Plant Family Scrophularia
Mature Size 4 feet
Bloom Color Dark Purple, Pink, Yellow
Bloom Form 6 to 8 inch panicle of florets
Bloom Time Spring to Fall
Zone 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Fragrance Yes
Key Features Attracts butterflies, fragrant
Suggested Uses Mixed perinneal beds, mass planting, accent, potted,
Grower Notes Easy and rewarding

Direct planting of 4 inch starter size plants is not recommended, so for the best results with your new plant, we recommend it be repotted and allowed to grow larger before setting out in a tropical to subtropical landscape. 

When the new pot has filled with roots and the plant is larger, then here a few hints for successful growing within the recommended USDA Zone Range.

  • Plant in fertile well draining, slightly acidic soil soil in the full sun. Amend with high quality organic material as needed.
  • Locate in full sun to very lightly dappled shade.
  • Provide supplemental irrigation.
  • Feed a good quality, slow release, bloom boosting fertilize with the initial planting and twice yearly in the early Spring and early Fall thereafter. 
  • Supplement with a water soluble plant food in between feeding.
  • Prune lightly and often when young to encourage branching and after flowering to promote uniform shape and control size.
  • Plant early in the season in Zones 5, 6, 7, and 8.
  • Mulch heavily the first season well ahead of first frost to protect young root system.







  • Model: BUD-BUT-BUS-04
  • Shipping Weight: 2.1lbs
  • 0 Units in Stock
  • Manufactured by: Emerald Goddess Gardens

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