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Buddleia

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Buddleia davidii 'Harlequin'


Description:

They are profuse bloomers with gray-green to dark green leaves and large, fragrant 6-8" long flower heads that are very attractive to butterflies.  A must for your butterfly garden!  Blooms July all the way to fall.

 

Common Name: Butterfly Bush, Summer Lilac
Botanical Name: Buddleia davidii, Buddleia x weyeriana
Type: Woody Perennial
Soil Preference: This plant tolerates some drought and wetness.   Suitable soil is well-drained, loamy sandy or clay with a pH preference of acidic to alkaline.
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Attributes: Pest tolerant, good for naturalizing, attracts birds, hummingbirds & butterflies, suitable for cut flowers (will last for 5-6 days).   Can be used as a border plant or in containers.  Considered mostly allergy free. Deer resistant.
Pests: A caterpillar may eat foliage occasionally
Diseases: None serious
Care: For best flowering, cut back to entire bush in early spring to about 1/3 of its original height.   Division is not recommended.  You may want to pinch back new growth to generate more branching.

Planting Instructions:  Perennials

 

Varieties:

This variety listing is for informational purposes only, it is not a catalog. 
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Buddleia davidii 'Adonis Blue'
English Butterfly Series (Adokeep)

Butterfly Bush
zones 5-10
 
Description:  Finally, colorful buddleia varieties that won’t crowd their neighbors!  Three new English cultivars are roughly a third of the size of other butterfly bush varieties.  They are perfect for smaller gardens and the mixed border. Adonis Blue™ has deep blue flowers of good size and with a delightful fragrance.
Bloom Color: Blue
Bloom Time: Summer
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 36-60"
Spread: 36-60"


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Buddleia 'Attraction'
Butterfly Bush
Description:  Closest to red available.  Deep purple buds open to reddish-purple flowers
Bloom Color: Almost red
Bloom Time: July to Fall
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 5-7 ft
Spread: 5 ft


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Buddleia 'Bicolor'
Butterfly Bush
zones 5-10
Description:  A selection from Dr. Michael Dirr out of 'Honeycomb'. The first buddleia ever to offer two completely different colors on the same inflorescence! Fragrant, lavender and butterscotch yellow flowers blend together for a fascinating bicolor effect. Panicles grow up to 10 inches long and show up well against the clean grey-green foliage. Compact growth habit.
Bloom Color: Lavender & yellow
Bloom Time: July to Fall
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 72-96"
Spread: 72-96"


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Buddleia davidii 'Black Knight'
Butterfly Bush
zones 5-10
Description:  It's dark purple flowers are the most deeply colored of all the varieties.  A very vigorous variety.
Bloom Color: Dark Purple
Bloom Time: July to Fall
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 72"
Spread: 48"


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Buddleia davidii 'Butterfly Heaven'
Butterfly Bush
zones 5-10
 
Description:  'Butterfly Heaven' began as a seedling discovered by Adrian Bloom of the Blooms of Bressingham organization. It is a highly floriferous selection with a well-branched habit and very large, fragrant blossoms. The lilac purple flower panicles measure a full 12 inches long on the first round of blooms, followed by slightly smaller 8-10 inch panicles in late summer. The new foliage of this variety is silvery grey, while the mature leaves are green.
Bloom Color: Lilac purple
Bloom Time: July to fall
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 72"
Spread: 48-60"


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Buddleia davidii 'Butterfly Hybrids'
Butterfly Bush
zones 5-10
 
Description:  Another must have for your perennial garden!  This fragrant variety blooms in shades of pink, purple and white all within the same plant!  'Butterfly Hybrids' will become the cornerstone of any butterfly garden!
Bloom Color: Mixed
Bloom Time: July to fall
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 50"
Spread: 60"

  Buddelia 'Buzz Series'
Butterfly Bush
zones 5-10
 
Description:  A new twist on a much-loved garden favorite, ‘Buzz’ is the world's first patio Buddleia! These attractive, compact plants are loved by bees and butterflies, but won't take over your garden. Produces masses of fragrant, dense flower spikes in summer. Easy to grow and problem-free with a long-flowering period.

Violet-Blue                Purple
        

Violet                         Magenta
        

Lavender                  Ivory
       

Velvet                        Sky Blue
         

Bloom Color: Depends on variety
Bloom Time: July to Fall
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 48"
Spread: 48"


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Buddelia davidii 'Dartmoor'
Butterfly Bush
zones 5-10
 
Description:  This award winner has multi-branched deep lilac flower clusters offering good flowering performance.  Is unique with lilac purple flower heads that come in multiple clusters, giving the impression of an extremely large single bloom.
Bloom Color: Deep Purple
Bloom Time: July to Fall
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 48-72"
Spread: 48"


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Buddleia 'Golden Glow'
Butterfly Bush
Description:  Pale orange flowers in small clusters.
Bloom Color: Orange
Bloom Time: July to fall
Foliage Color: Green
Height:
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Buddleia davidii 'Harlequin'
Butterfly Bush
zones 5-10
 
Description:  Red flowers with variegated foliage. Similar to 'Royal Red'
Bloom Color: Red
Bloom Time: July to fall
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 48-72"
Spread: 48"


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Buddleia x weyeriana 'Honeycomb'
Butterfly Bush
zones 5-10
 
Description:  Pink flowers from June to September.
Bloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: June-September
Foliage Color: Green, Fern-like
Height: 18"
Spread: 18"


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Buddleia davidii 'Ile de France'
Butterfly Bush
zones 5-10
 
Description:  Purple flower spikes with yellow center
Bloom Color: Purple
Bloom Time: July to fall
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 8-10 ft.
Spread: 6-8 ft.


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Buddleia Lo & Behold 'Blue Chip'
Butterfly Bush
zones 5-10
 
Description:  A new series of miniature Butterfly Bush that is only 24” tall and forms a tidy mound.  Unlike other Butterfly bush, this series is continuous flowering. That's right continuous flowering without the need to prune or deadhead.  

 

Bloom Color: Blue
Bloom Time: July to fall
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 20-24"
Spread: 20-24"


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Buddleia Lo & Behold 'Ice Chip'
Butterfly Bush
zones 5-10
 
Description:  This dwarf, wide spreading addition to the Lo & Behold series has pure white flowers which jump against a backdrop of silvery foliage. Not only seedless, it's also continuous blooming and requires no deadheading. Neat, low spreading habit.
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: July to fall
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 18-24"
Spread: 24-36"


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Buddleia Lo & Behold 'Lilac Chip'
Butterfly Bush
zones 5-10
 
Description:  Lilac Chip is a dwarf, seedless variety which re-blooms until frost without deadheading. It has soft, lavender-pink flowers and is more compact than 'Blue Chip'.  This compact beauty can be used as a ground cover, low hedge or planted in containers.
Bloom Color: Lavender Pink
Bloom Time: July to fall
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 18-24"
Spread: 24-36"


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Buddleia Lo & Behold 'Purple Haze'
Butterfly Bush
zones 5-10
 
Description:  The newest addition to the Lo & Behold series of dwarf butterfly bush. Has a unique, horizontal, low spreading habit making it an excellent ground covering plant. Continuous blooming dark purple-blue flowers radiate outward and downward all summer.
Bloom Color: Purple-blue
Bloom Time: July to fall
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 24-36"
Spread: 24-36"


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Buddleia 'Miss Molly'
Butterfly Bush
zones 5-9
 
Description:  Drink in the beauty of this dark sangria-red beauty. This compact plant is smaller than many other buddleia varieties, and its distinctive flower color makes late summer gardens pop! Will attract hummingbirds and butterflies, and is deer resistant.
Bloom Color: Red
Bloom Time: July to fall
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 48-60"
Spread: 60-72"



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Buddleia 'Miss Ruby'
Butterfly Bush
zones 5-10
 
Description:  A charming plant that displays bright pink blooms that attract butterflies and hummingbirds.  Unlike other Buddleias, this plant has silvery leaves that really compliment the flower color.
Bloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: July to fall
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 48-60"
Spread: 36-48"


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Buddleia davidii 'Nanho Blue'
Butterfly Bush
zones 5-10
 
Description:  Blue flower spikes
Bloom Color: Blue
Bloom Time: July to fall
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 48-60"
Spread: 48"


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Buddleia davidii 'Nanho Alba'
Butterfly Bush
zones 5-10
 
Description:  White flower spikes
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: July to fall
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 48-60"
Spread: 48"


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Buddleia 'Peach Cobbler'
Flutterby Grande Series
Butterfly Bush
zones 5-10
 
Description:  Beautiful, peach-colored blooms against silvery foliage.  Wonderful fragrance.  Adaptable to a wide range of soil types and
growing conditions.  Heat and drought tolerant.
Bloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: Summer
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 36-60"
Spread: 36-60"

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Buddleia davidii 'Peacock'
English Butterfly Series (Peakeep)

Butterfly Bush
zones 5-10
 
Description:  Finally, colorful buddleia varieties that won’t crowd their neighbors!  Three new English cultivars are roughly a third of the size of other butterfly bush varieties.  They are perfect for smaller gardens and the mixed border. Peacock™ has rich pink blooms, and the largest blooms among the series.
Bloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: Summer
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 36-60"
Spread: 36-60"


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Buddleia davidii 'Pink Delight'
Butterfly Bush
zones 5-10
 
Description:  This cultivar has the largest flower spikes of any variety.   The bright pure pink flowers contrast beautifully with the distinctive gray-green foliage.  Flowerheads are much larger than older varieties and can be 15-18" long.
Bloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: July to fall
Foliage Color: Grayish Green
Height: 72"
Spread: 60"


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Buddleia davidii 'Purple Butterfly'
Butterfly Bush
zones 4-10
 
Description:  A deep violet purple color selection of this Butterfly Garden staple
Bloom Color: Purple
Bloom Time: July to fall
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 48"
Spread: 60"

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Buddleia davidii 'Purple Emperor'
English Butterfly Series (Pyrkeep)

Butterfly Bush
zones 5-10
 
Description:  Finally, colorful buddleia varieties that won’t crowd their neighbors!  Three new English cultivars are roughly a third of the size of other butterfly bush varieties but even more prolific!  They are perfect for smaller gardens and the mixed border. Purple Emperor™ has large mauve-purple flowers.
Bloom Color: Purple
Bloom Time: Summer
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 36-60"
Spread: 36-60"


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Buddleia davidii 'Royal Red'
Butterfly Bush
zones 5-10
 
Description:  Rich, fragrant purple-red flowers.
Bloom Color: Purple-Red
Bloom Time: July to fall
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 48-72"
Spread: 48"


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Buddleia 'Santana'
Butterfly Bush
zones 5-10
 
Description:  An exciting new variegated butterfly bush with green leaves edged in bright yellow. They set off the purple-red flower panicles nicely from late summer well into fall.  It's exciting coloring and texture make it a wonderful backdrop for other perennials.
Bloom Color: Purple-red
Bloom Time: July to fall
Foliage Color: Variegated green & yellow
Height: 72-84"
Spread: 72"


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Buddleia 'Silver Frost'
Butterfly Bush
zones 5-10
 
Description:  White flowers atop silvery-gray foliage.
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: July to fall
Foliage Color: Silvery Gray
Height: 60-72"
Spread: 60"

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Buddleia 'Summer Skies'
Variegated Butterfly Bush
zones 5-9
 
Description:  A high-drama plant for the summer garden, its soft violet-blue flowers contrast beautifully with the bright yellow and white variegated foliage. This is a highly stable variety which is resistant to scorching.
Bloom Color: Violet-Blue
Bloom Time: July to fall
Foliage Color: Yellow & White
Height: 60-72"
Spread: 48-60"


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Buddleia x 'Sungold'
Butterfly Bush
zones 5-10
 
Description:  This tall plant not only has leaves that are twice the normal size, but the bush is covered with distinctive butterscotch colored flowers on a very large and vigorous grower.
Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: July to fall
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 12-14 ft.
Spread: 12 ft.


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Buddleia davidii 'White Ball'
Butterfly Bush
zones 5-10
 
Description:  Exceptionally long panicles or pure white flowers on a compact plant.
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: July to fall
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 48-72"
Spread: 48"


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Buddleia davidii 'White Profusion'
Butterfly Bush
zones 5-10
 
Description:  Clear large white flowers.
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: July to fall
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 60-72"
Spread: 60"
 

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