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'Miss Ruby' Butterfly bush Buddleia x

(15 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
  • 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
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  • Details

    Features

    Brilliant rich pink summer blooms unlike any other variety. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Fragrant. Deer resistant. Like all of the "Miss" series, 'Miss Ruby' butterfly bush is non-invasive.

    Fragrant Flower
    Drought Tolerant
    Attracts: 
    Birds
    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: 
    Pink
    Flower Shade: 
    Fuschia
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    Green
    Habit: 
    Upright
    Container Role: 
    Thriller

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    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: 

    Excellent for use in perennial beds, wildlife gardens and mixed borders.

    Maintenance Notes: 

    Learn to care for your butterfly bush like a pro with our Ultimate Guide to Butterfly Bush.

    This new butterfly bush is noted for its compact habit and remarkably vivid, rich pink blooms. The distinctive magenta flowers are more vibrant than that of any other buddleia variety.

    Cold, wet winters can be really hard on buddleia, so here are a few tips to help your buddleia thrive in your garden:

    1. Make sure the soil is well-drained. That place where the plow truck dumps snow in the winter? Not a good idea.

    2. Full sun. That's at least 6 hours. No cheating.

    3. Plant early in the season. This gives the plants all summer and fall to establish. Fall planting can be chancy in northern regions.

    4. Wait until it leafs out in spring before pruning. In some years you may have to prune it back to the ground. After milder winters, maybe not so much. Avoid fall pruning.

    Developed by Dr. Dennis Werner of the JC Raulston Arboretum.

    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."

    'Miss Ruby' Buddleia x USPP 19,950, Can 3,603
  • 15 Reviews

    • This shrub is gorgeous! It's growing in Colorado, in part sun-part shade conditions. This is the only plant I've seen Monarchs on in my garden, though I have several other varieties of butterfly bushes and plants monarchs are said to like (asclepious tuberosa, etc.)

      katannya walkker
      Colorado
      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.
    • Purchased two locally last spring (Market Basket) and they refused to stand behind the one that did not survive the winter here. They cited their policy of not refunding butterfly bushes in general and showed me a printed list in a binder that they will not guarantee. In my opinion that list should be displayed prominently so people could make informed purchases. While the other plant survived I cannot say it's thriving. I'm very disappointed in Proven Winners as I thought I could rely on that brand. I'll certainly be guided by this in making future purchase decisions.

      Mike Bozovich
      Illinois
      United States
      2 years ago
      Unsatisfied Did not survive, inferior performance or did not bloom well - won't grow again.
    • So gorgeous one of my friends just had to find one after seeing mine. It does great with our cold snowy winters and last year was over 5' tall and covered in fabulous magenta blooms.

      Mona
      Oregon
      United States
      4 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 is absolutely beautiful. I have a butterfly - pollinators garden, two other varieties of butterfly bushes, and quite a number of butterfly host plants (milk weed, rue, parsley, butterfly weed, etc.). The garden attracts many bees and smaller butterflies, but it wasn't until I planted Miss Ruby that Monarchs and Swallowtails came.

      Katannya
      Colorado
      United States
      4 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • Butterfly bushes are awesome!! so so pretty for the eye to gaze upon and they attract so many butterflies and many hummingbirds as well!! I totally recommend them!

      lisa woods
      Ontario
      Canada
      6 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • Beautiful color. Vibrant and Unique.

      Sarah Elsaesser
      North Carolina
      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.
    • In zone 4b (Canada) survive well first winter.

      Mona Larochelle
      Quebec
      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.
    • Russell Studebaker
      Massachusetts
      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.
    • Red Butterfly Bush? You bet! An awsome plant.

      Wayne
      Pennsylvania
      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.
    • Even in high shade, this Buddleia blooms prolifically and seems to be resistant to many of the insects troubling my other varieties. After two years in my garden, it's still only around 4' tall.

      Jean Starr
      Indiana
      United States
      8 years ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
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