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English Butterfly Adonis Blue Butterfly Bush Buddleia davidii

  • Exposure
    • Sun
  • Season
    • Spring
    • Summer
  • Mature Size
    • 48 - 60 Inches
Programs
ColorChoice® Flowering Shrubs
ColorChoice® Flowering Shrubs
English Butterfly Adonis Blue Butterfly Bush Buddleia davidii
Sun 48 - 60

Features

Compact plant with large, abundant summer flowers. Fragrant flowers. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Deer resistant.

Fragrant Flower
Heat Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Attracts: 
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Resists: 
Deer

Characteristics

Duration: 
Shrub
Shrub Type: 
Deciduous
Height Category: 
Tall
Garden Height: 
48 - 60 Inches
Spacing: 
60 - 72 Inches
Spread: 
48 - 60 Inches
Flower Colors: 
Blue
Flower Colors: 
Purple
Flower Shade: 
Blue-Purple
Foliage Colors: 
Green
Foliage Shade: 
Green
Habit: 
Upright
Container Role: 
Thriller

Plant Needs

Light Requirement: 
Sun
Maintenance Category: 
Moderate
Blooms On: 
New Wood
Bloom Time: 
Early Summer
Bloom Time: 
Mid Summer
Bloom Time: 
Late Summer
Hardiness Zones: 
5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
Water Category: 
Average
Needs Good Drainage
Uses: 
Landscape
Uses Notes: 

Great Flowering shrub for landscapes, perennial gardens. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds.

Maintenance Notes: 

Prefers well-drained, moist, fertile soils, but can tolerate drought once established. Prefers medium moisture. Prune in late winter or early spring. In Northern states, this plant will die back to the ground though the roots are hardy. In the South, cut back if needed. To encourage reblooming, remove old spent blooms. Fertilize in early spring by applying a slow release fertilizer specialized for trees and shrubs. Follow the label for recommended rate of application.

Finally, colorful buddleia varieties that won't crowd their neighbors! Roughly a third the size of other butterfly bush varieties, the English Butterfly Series plants are extra bushy and loaded with colorful flowers.

ADONIS BLUE has deep blue flowers of good size and with a delightful fragrance.

The compact size of these new cultivars is perfect for smaller gardens and the mixed border. They can also be used as a container plant in milder climates.

English Butterfly Adonis Blue Buddleia davidii 'Adokeep' NONE
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