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'Summer Skies' Butterfly Bush Buddleia x

  • Hardy Zones
    • 5 - 9
  • Exposure
    • Sun
  • Season
    • Spring
    • Summer
  • Mature Size
    • 48 - 60 Inches
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Once it has shipped you will receive an email with your FedEx tracking number.

Occasionally plants may be trimmed before shipping to ensure fuller branching and flowering in your garden.
$35.99
Size: One Gallon
$18.99
Size: Quart
ColorChoice® Flowering Shrubs
'Summer Skies' Butterfly Bush Buddleia x
Sun 48 - 60

Features

Be bold!

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 flowers

Fragrant Flower
Foliage Interest
Heat Tolerant
Attracts: 
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: 
Blue
Flower Colors: 
Purple
Flower Shade: 
Blue-Purple
Foliage Colors: 
Green
Foliage Colors: 
Yellow
Foliage Shade: 
Variegated
Habit: 
Mounded
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: 

A showy accent plant for mixed borders and perennial beds - or try it in a container mixed with colorful summer annuals. 

Maintenance Notes: 

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

'Summer Skies' Buddleia x USPP 22,465
  • 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.....

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    William Carleton
    Burnsville
    Mississippi
    United States
    4 years ago
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