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English Butterfly Adonis Blue Butterfly Bush Buddleia davidii

(5 REVIEWS)
Exposure
  • Sun

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).

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
Mature Size
60" 60"
Height
48 - 60"
Spread
48 - 60"

This plant is hardy in zones 5 - 9

Hardy Zones

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.

  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
This will be hardy in your zone!

Current Location:

Oakland, NJ, 07436

My Current Zone

6
  • Details

    Features

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

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    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.

    PLEASE NOTE: English Butterfly Adonis Blue Butterfly Bush Buddleia is restricted and cannot be shipped the state(s) of OR or WA.

    Maintenance Notes: 

    Learn to care for your butterfly bush like a pro with our Ultimate Guide to Butterfly Bush.

    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'
  • 5 Reviews

    • I have Adonis Blue growing next to buddleia Pink Delight. While Adonis Blue does attract some butterflies, Pink Delight is covered with them.

      Russell Studebaker
      Connecticut
      United States
      8 years ago
      Satisfactory Average performance, met expectations but not outstanding.
    • I loved its many blooms, beautiful color, and its reasonable size.

      lynda griffith
      Virginia
      United States
      8 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • Love it!

      Marilyn B. Grua
      Kentucky
      United States
      8 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • 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
      Marginally Adequate Performed below expectations but may be willing to try again.
    • Russell Studebaker
      Ontario
      Canada
      8 years ago
      Satisfactory Average performance, met expectations but not outstanding.
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