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

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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"

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.

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  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
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  • 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
  • 6 Reviews

    • 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
      1 year ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • 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
      2 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • Easy to plant. Blooms are constant! Love this plant. Went out and bought 4 more!

      JoAnn Woodward
      New Jersey
      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.
    • 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
      5 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • 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
      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 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
      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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