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!
English Butterfly™ Purple Emperor™ Butterfly Bush Buddleia davidii
- Hardy Zones
- 5 - 9
- Mature Size
- 48 - 60 Inches
This variety is no longer available. As an alternative, consider Lo & Behold® Purple Haze butterfly bush - it offers purple blooms on a dwarf plant and it's non-invasive.
Great flowering shrub for landscapes and perennial gardens especially for butterfly and hummingbird gardens.
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.
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
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!!!ColleenWestervilleOhioUnited States3 years ago
Blooms strongly. Long blooming period. Very fragrant. Attracts alot of butterfliesPaul CherubiniEl DoradoCaliforniaUnited States4 years ago
this plant has made it through 2 winters here and still is as beatiful as ever.LindaColoradoUnited States6 years ago
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 ValentinOntarioCanada6 years ago
Love it!Marilyn B. GruaKentuckyUnited States6 years ago
Beautiful scent, attractive formRussell StudebakerNew YorkUnited States6 years ago
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.violetMichiganUnited States6 years ago
People say it is invasive. It is NOT.marthTexasUnited States6 years ago
This is beautiful!!!Marsha WagnerIllinoisUnited States6 years ago