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'Miss Violet' 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
5' 5'
Height
4' - 5'
Spread
4' - 5'
  • Details

    Features

    Perfectly purple blooms on a perfectly sized plant.

    Just like her sisters, 'Miss Molly' and 'Miss Ruby', 'Miss Violet' is a compact plant with vibrant flower color, but with loads of dark purple-violet summer flowers. Seedless and non-invasive; deer resistant, too! Winner of a Green Thumb award from the Direct Gardening Association. 

    Top reasons to grow Miss Violet butterfly bush:

    • 4-5' (1.2-1.5m) height is perfect for landscaping around your home
    • non-invasive butterfly magnet
    • electric violet flowers all summer long
    Fragrant Flower
    Heat Tolerant
    Attracts: 
    Bees
    Butterflies
    Hummingbirds
    Resists: 
    Deer

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Shrub
    Shrub Type: 
    Deciduous
    Height Category: 
    Medium
    Garden Height: 
    48 - 60 Inches
    Spacing: 
    48 - 60 Inches
    Spread: 
    48 - 60 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Purple
    Flower Shade: 
    dark purple-violet
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    green
    Habit: 
    Mounded
    Container Role: 
    Thriller

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Blooms On: 
    New Wood
    Bloom Time: 
    Summer through Fall
    Hardiness Zones: 
    5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Needs Good Drainage
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Average Soil
    Uses: 
    Border Plant
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses Notes: 

    Mixed borders; perennial beds; wildlife gardens

    Maintenance Notes: 

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

    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 Violet' Buddleia x USPP 28,448, Can 5,950
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    Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
    • I have had both Miss Molly and Miss Violet for 3 years now. While I adore both of them, if I had to pick one I'd definitely pick Miss Violet. Both of them are sterile, which is a must when planting butterfly bushes. Miss Violet has beautiful purple panicles and an almost blue toned foliage. I've seen many butterfly bushes but none have had leaves with this pleasing color. It pairs excellently with pinks, corals, whites and oranges. The habit is more rounded than Miss Molly, who likes to grow slightly taller than wide. Both of them have a pleasant, honey like scent. I do not supplement water. At all. These bushes like it dry and WILL keel over and die if overwatered. They want sun, sun, sun. One of my miss Mollys was getting extra water from my air conditioner dripping of all things and started to suffer despite being in full sun. Otherwise? Pest free. Bees and butterflies flock to it. A must for any pollinator garden!

      Sarah
      , Pennsylvania
      , United States
      , 12 weeks ago
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