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.
'Miss Ruby' Butterfly bush Buddleia x
- Hardy Zones
- 5 - 9
- Mature Size
- 48 - 60 Inches
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.
Excellent for use in perennial beds, wildlife gardens and mixed borders.
Prefers well-drained, moist, fertile soils but can tolerate drought once established. Prefers medium moisture. Prune in late winter or early spring. In Northern states, this plant will die back to the ground though the roots are hardy. In the South, cut back as needed. To encourage reblooming, remove old spent blooms. Fertilize in early spring by applying a slow release fertilizer specialized for trees and shrubs. Follow the label for recommended rate of application.
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.
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."
- MonaBendOregonUnited States1 year ago
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.KatannyaBrightonColoradoUnited States2 years ago
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 woodsLeithOntarioCanada3 years ago
Beautiful color. Vibrant and Unique.Sarah ElsaesserNorth CarolinaUnited States5 years ago
In zone 4b (Canada) survive well first winter.Mona LarochelleQuebecCanada5 years ago
- Russell StudebakerMassachusettsUnited States5 years ago
Red Butterfly Bush? You bet! An awsome plant.WaynePennsylvaniaUnited States5 years ago
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 StarrIndianaUnited States5 years ago
- Russell StudebakerFloridaUnited States5 years ago
great colorRussell StudebakerIndianaUnited States5 years ago