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English Butterfly Purple Emperor Butterfly Bush Buddleia davidii

(9 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:

Murphy , NC, 28906

My Current Zone

7
  • Details

    Features

    This variety is no longer available. As an alternative, consider one of our many improved butterfly bush varieties.

    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: 
    Purple
    Flower Shade: 
    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 and perennial gardens especially for butterfly and hummingbird gardens.

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

    *Not recommended for fall planting OR pruning in zones 5 and colder.

    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.

    Purple Emperor has large mauve-purple flowers. All three varieties are prolific and fragrant bloomers that will attract butterflies and hummingbirds to the summer garden.

    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.

    Consumer Comment:
    This plant flowered all summer and there were butterflies on it constantly. It was not unusual to see 4 different kinds of butterflies on it at once. I had only planted it in June. - New York

    English Butterfly Purple Emperor Buddleia davidii 'Pyrkeep'
  • 9 Reviews

    • This is an awesome bush, you honestly don't have to do anything with it besides plant it. Oh yeah, and keep your husband away from it at the end of the season, because he will think he needs to remove it entirely, hence what happened to me!!! Now I pray that I will be able to find this gorgeous plant in the future for my garden!

      Colleen
      Ohio
      United States
      5 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • Blooms strongly. Long blooming period. Very fragrant. Attracts alot of butterflies

      Paul Cherubini
      California
      United States
      6 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • this plant has made it through 2 winters here and still is as beatiful as ever.

      Linda
      Colorado
      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.
    • I have a wave of these in my garden. It took 2 years to take. I almost pulled them. The 3rd summer they were unbelieveable! Flowered for a long time. I deadheaded them. I have them planted with Karl Forester grass and sand cherries. Breathtaking!

      Susan Valentin
      Ontario
      Canada
      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.
    • Beautiful scent, attractive form

      Russell Studebaker
      New York
      United States
      8 years ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • I love the butterfly bushes. They grow 6 ft tall. The flowers are great. I didn't know there were some many different butterflies in michigan. I cut them back to about 6 inches from the ground each spring and they come back better each year.

      violet
      Michigan
      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.
    • People say it is invasive. It is NOT.

      marth
      Texas
      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.
    • This is beautiful!!!

      Marsha Wagner
      Illinois
      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.
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