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Lo & Behold® 'Purple Haze' Butterfly Bush Buddleia x

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
  • Summer
Mature Size
36" 42"
Height
24 - 36"
Spread
36 - 42"
  • Details

    Features

    Fragrant purple-blue flowers from mid-summer to frost. Spreading habit. Non-invasive. Attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds, but not to deer.

    Fragrant Flower
    Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer
    Long Blooming
    Heat Tolerant
    Deadheading Not Necessary
    Drought Tolerant
    Attracts: 
    Birds
    Butterflies
    Hummingbirds
    Resists: 
    Deer
    Small or Miniature

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Shrub
    Shrub Type: 
    Deciduous
    Height Category: 
    Medium
    Garden Height: 
    24 - 36 Inches
    Spacing: 
    48 - 60 Inches
    Spread: 
    36 - 42 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Purple
    Flower Shade: 
    Purple
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    Green
    Habit: 
    Spreading
    Container Role: 
    Thriller

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Moderate
    Blooms On: 
    New Wood
    Bloom Time: 
    Mid Summer
    Bloom Time: 
    Late Summer
    Bloom Time: 
    Early Fall
    Bloom Time: 
    Mid Fall
    Bloom Time: 
    Late Fall
    Hardiness Zones: 
    5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Needs Good Drainage
    Uses: 
    Groundcover
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses Notes: 

    A good groundcover for mass plantings; perennial gardens; mixed borders.

    Maintenance Notes: 

    Get all the details you need to grow butterfly bush like an expert in our Ultimate Guide to Butterfly Bush.

    Lo & Behold®  'Purple Haze' is a different duck than all the other Lo & Behold Buddleia. Developed by Denny Werner of NCSU, this hybrid selection is a low, wide-spreading variety that makes it a great selection for use as a ground cover or in a decorative container. Like all of the Lo & Behold® series, we had to test it for sterility. This is a sterile variety that does not produce unwanted seedlings. It passed the test and can now be sold in Oregon where other Buddleia are banned. 

    A low spreading charmer of a butterfly bush, Lo & Behold 'Purple Haze'  has uniquely horizontal branches that produce an abundance of fragrant dark purple-blue flowers. The flowers radiate outward and downward like a pinwheel, and are continuous from mid summer to frost. It makes a great mass planting or foundation planting, or can be incorporated into perennial gardens and mixed borders.

    Fun Facts: 

    This non-invasive variety is approved for sale in Oregon and Washington, though it will be called a "summer lilac" instead of a "butterfly bush."

    Lo & Behold® 'Purple Haze' Buddleia x USPP 24,514, Can 4,447
  • 7 Reviews

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    • I planted this spring of 2019. It is blooming well and smells like the classic butterfly bush. Mine is nearly 4' tall and wide. I guess it's happy. :)

      Pam
      , Oregon
      , United States
      , 7 weeks ago
    • This is my favorite butterfly bush. Amazing color and lots of re-blooms. Always has a butterfly on it. They cant resist it :).

      Corey
      , North Carolina
      , United States
      , 2 years ago
    • We planted ours in May, it's October & it has already tripled in size. We notice constant blooms on it which is lovely to see as it really does attract butterflies!

      Kerry Campbell
      , Texas
      , United States
      , 3 years ago
    • Easy to plant. Blooms are constant! Love this plant. Went out and bought 4 more!

      JoAnn Woodward
      , New Jersey
      , United States
      , 6 years ago
    • Planted 5 (2 two years ago, 3 more last year), and only 2 came back this spring. They are quite attractive while blooming, and bloom for a long period, attracting many butterflies. But apparently not reliable.

      Donna Piepho
      , Missouri
      , United States
      , 6 years ago
    • This shrub was perfect in the border garden. It kept producing flowers without deadheading and they bloomed a long time.

      Jeanne
      , New York
      , United States
      , 9 years ago
    • I purchased one, loved the size of it and was overwhelmed by all the blooms that I went back and purchased two more.

      Beverly Paff
      , Arkansas
      , United States
      , 9 years ago
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