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'Summer Skies' Butterfly Bush Buddleia x

  • Hardy Zones
    • 5 - 9
  • Exposure
    • Sun
  • Season
    • Spring
    • Summer
  • Mature Size
    • 48 - 60 Inches
NOTE: We are not shipping plant orders the week of
July 4.

Generally, plants that are in stock will be shipped within a week after your order is received.
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

Variegated foliage is colorful all season. Fragrant violet-blue flowers. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Fragrant. Deer resistant.

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.

Maintenance Notes: 

Prefers well-drained soils. Prune to the ground in late winter/early spring.

A high-drama plant for the summer garden, its soft violet-blue flowers contrast beautifully with the bright yellow and white variegated foliage.  This is a highly stable variety which is resistant to scorching. 

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.

'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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