Just love love love this plant...so beautiful when it blooms and very easy to take care of...would love to add more to my garden.....
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).
This plant is hardy in zones 5 - 9
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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Despite its purple flowers, this splashy variegated butterfly bush is not for shrinking violets. Colorful foliage is very attention-getting and adds an unforgettably bold accent to your landscape from spring through frost. The yellow and green variegation does not burn, even in full sun and is accented with purple flowers through the summer.
Top reasons to grow 'Summer Skies' butterfly bush:
- Variegated foliage makes a strong statement in the landscape
- Keeps its variegation even in full sun
- Purple summer flowersFragrant FlowerFoliage InterestHeat TolerantAttracts:ButterfliesHummingbirdsResists:Deer
CharacteristicsPlant Type:ShrubShrub Type:DeciduousHeight Category:TallGarden Height:48 - 60 InchesSpacing:60 - 72 InchesSpread:48 - 60 InchesFlower Colors:BlueFlower Colors:PurpleFlower Shade:Blue-PurpleFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Colors:YellowFoliage Shade:VariegatedHabit:MoundedContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:SunMaintenance Category:EasyBlooms On:New WoodBloom Time:Early SummerBloom Time:Mid SummerBloom Time:Late SummerHardiness Zones:5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9bWater Category:AverageNeeds Good DrainageUses:LandscapeUses Notes:
A showy accent plant for mixed borders and perennial beds - or try it in a container mixed with colorful summer annuals.'Summer Skies' Buddleia x USPP 22,465
William Carleton, Mississippi, United States, 6 years ago