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!
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. As an alternative, consider one of our many improved butterfly bush varieties.Fragrant FlowerHeat TolerantDrought TolerantAttracts:ButterfliesHummingbirdsResists:Deer
CharacteristicsPlant Type:ShrubShrub Type:DeciduousHeight Category:TallGarden Height:48 - 60 InchesSpacing:60 - 72 InchesSpread:48 - 60 InchesFlower Colors:PurpleFlower Shade: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 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.
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 YorkEnglish Butterfly™ Purple Emperor™ Buddleia davidii 'Pyrkeep'
Colleen, Ohio, United States, 6 years ago
Blooms strongly. Long blooming period. Very fragrant. Attracts alot of butterfliesPaul Cherubini, California, United States, 7 years ago
this plant has made it through 2 winters here and still is as beatiful as ever.Linda, Colorado, United States, 8 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 Valentin, Ontario, Canada, 8 years ago
Love it!Marilyn B. Grua, Kentucky, United States, 8 years ago
Beautiful scent, attractive formRussell Studebaker, New York, United States, 8 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.violet, Michigan, United States, 8 years ago
People say it is invasive. It is NOT.marth, Texas, United States, 8 years ago
This is beautiful!!!Marsha Wagner, Illinois, United States, 8 years ago