I have Adonis Blue growing next to buddleia Pink Delight. While Adonis Blue does attract some butterflies, Pink Delight is covered with them.
The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).
This plant is hardy in zones 5 - 9
Zones are based on the lowest average temperature an area is expected to receive during the winter. They are used to determine whether a plant is likely to be perennial in your area. If your zone is equal to or higher than the zone listed for the plant, it will be hardy for you and thrive in your climate.
My Current Zone
This variety is no longer available; we suggest Pugster® Blue butterfly bush as a replacement. It is slightly smaller, but offers the same rich blue blooms and fantastic fragrance.Fragrant FlowerHeat TolerantDrought TolerantAttracts:ButterfliesHummingbirdsResists:Deer
CharacteristicsPlant Type:ShrubShrub Type:DeciduousHeight Category:TallGarden Height:48 - 60 InchesSpacing:60 - 72 InchesSpread:48 - 60 InchesFlower Colors:BlueFlower Colors:PurpleFlower Shade:Blue-PurpleFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:GreenHabit:UprightContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:SunMaintenance Category:ModerateBlooms On:New WoodBloom Time:Early SummerBloom Time:Mid SummerBloom Time:Late SummerHardiness Zones:5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9bWater Category:AverageNeeds Good DrainageUses:LandscapeUses Notes:
Great Flowering shrub for landscapes, perennial gardens. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds.
PLEASE NOTE: English Butterfly™ Adonis Blue™ Butterfly Bush Buddleia is restricted and cannot be shipped the state(s) of OR or WA.
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.
Cold, wet winters can be really hard on buddleia, so here are a few tips to help your buddleia thrive in your garden:
1. Make sure the soil is well-drained. That place where the plow truck dumps snow in the winter? Not a good idea.
2. Full sun. That's at least 6 hours. No cheating.
3. Plant early in the season. This gives the plants all summer and fall to establish. Fall planting can be chancy in northern regions.
4. Wait until it leafs out in spring before pruning. In some years you may have to prune it back to the ground. After milder winters, maybe not so much. Avoid fall pruning.English Butterfly™ Adonis Blue™ Buddleia davidii 'Adokeep'
Russell Studebaker, Connecticut, United States, 8 years ago
I loved its many blooms, beautiful color, and its reasonable size.lynda griffith, Virginia, United States, 8 years ago
Love it!Marilyn B. Grua, Kentucky, United States, 8 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 Grimes, Maryland, United States, 8 years ago
Russell Studebaker, Ontario, Canada, 8 years ago