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'Miss Ruby' Butterfly bush Buddleia x

  • Hardy Zones
    • 5 - 9
  • Exposure
    • Sun
  • Season
    • Summer
  • Mature Size
    • 48 - 60 Inches
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ColorChoice® Flowering Shrubs
'Miss Ruby' Butterfly bush Buddleia x
Sun 48 - 60

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

Duration: 
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: 

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.

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
  • 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.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Mona
    Bend
    Oregon
    United States
    1 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.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Katannya
    Brighton
    Colorado
    United States
    2 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!

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

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Sarah Elsaesser
    North Carolina
    United States
    5 years ago
  • In zone 4b (Canada) survive well first winter.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Mona Larochelle
    Quebec
    Canada
    5 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
    5 years ago
  • Red Butterfly Bush? You bet! An awsome plant.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Wayne
    Pennsylvania
    United States
    5 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.

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Jean Starr
    Indiana
    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.
    Russell Studebaker
    Florida
    United States
    5 years ago
  • great color

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Russell Studebaker
    Indiana
    United States
    5 years ago
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