I have Adonis Blue growing next to buddleia Pink Delight. While Adonis Blue does attract some butterflies, Pink Delight is covered with them.
English Butterfly™ Adonis Blue™ Butterfly Bush Buddleia davidii
- Hardy Zones
- 5 - 9
- Mature Size
- 48 - 60 Inches
Compact plant with large, abundant summer flowers. Fragrant flowers. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Deer resistant.
Great Flowering shrub for landscapes, perennial gardens. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds.
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.
- Russell StudebakerConnecticutUnited States4 years ago
I loved its many blooms, beautiful color, and its reasonable size.lynda griffithVirginiaUnited States4 years ago
Love it!Marilyn B. GruaKentuckyUnited States4 years ago
It was beautiful at first then all the leaves started dropping off. I cut back and hope it will come back. I was very disappointed.Christine GrimesMarylandUnited States4 years ago
- Russell StudebakerOntarioCanada4 years ago