Buddleja syn. Buddleia commonly known as Butterfly bush, Summer lilac, Orange ball tree, Orange eye are evergreen, semi-evergreen, and deciduous shrubs, sometimes trees and climbers, and a few herbaceous perennials, from riversides, rocky areas, and scrub in Asia, Africa, and North and South America. They are cultivated for their panicles of small, tubular, usually showy, fragrant flowers, and sometimes for their lance-shaped opposite leaves. All except the climbers are suitable for a mixed or shrub border, or as specimens. Where not hardy, grow in a cool greenhouse. Often self sows and seeds are dispersed by wind. Low maintenance. Provides excellent summer to fall flowers when few other shrubs are in bloom.
USES: Mixed borders, Shrub borders, Attracts moths, Bee and butterfly gardens, Cut flower, Hummingbird gardens, Cottage gardens, Rose gardens, Pot and patio plant, Landscaping
TOLERATES: Rabbits, Clay soils
Botanical Name: Buddleja davidii syn. Buddleja variabilis ‘Butterfly Hybrids’
Common Name: Butterfly Bush, Summer Lilac, Sommerflieder, Schmetterlingsstrauch
Type: Fast growing, deciduous shrub
Flower Color: Fragrant white, lilac to deep purple 12+ in. (30cm) long blooms with mid green to gray green leaves 10 in. (25cm) long.
Flowering Time: July to October
Plant Height: 8 ft. (2.5m)
Plant Width: 15 ft (5m)
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Water Requirements: Average
Soil Requirements: Fertile, well drained soil
USDA Zone: 6-9
AHS Heat Zone: 9-1
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