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English Butterfly Adonis Blue Butterfly Bush Buddleia davidii

  • Hardy Zones
    • 5 - 9
  • Exposure
    • Sun
  • Season
    • Spring
    • Summer
  • Mature Size
    • 48 - 60 Inches
$16.99
Size: Quart
$34.99
Size: One Gallon
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

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

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

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

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Marilyn B. Grua
    Kentucky
    United States
    4 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.

    Marginally Adequate Performed below expectations but may be willing to try again.
    Christine Grimes
    Maryland
    United States
    4 years ago
  • Satisfactory Average performance, met expectations but not outstanding.
    Russell Studebaker
    Ontario
    Canada
    4 years ago
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