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Buddleia, Butterfly Bush - Plant

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The Butterfly Bush is a beautiful, fast-growing deciduous shrub with masses of blossoms long, seductively spiked trusses that bloom from summer to autumn.

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About Buddleia

Butterfly bushes (Buddleia davidii) are grown for their long panicles of colorful flowers and their ability to attract butterflies and beneficial insects. They bloom in spring and summer, but the naturally attractive shape of the shrub and evergreen foliage keep the bush interesting, even when it is not in bloom.

These tough plants tolerate a variety of conditions and are hardy.

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Butterfly Bush
Maximum Reachable Height 6-12 feet
Flower Colour Purple
Bloom Time Early Summer to Mid Autumn.
Difficulty Level Easy.

Planting and care

  • Buddleias need full sun and fertile, well-drained soil.
  • Plant in spring or fall.
  • Loosen the soil, mix in compost, and dig a hole twice the diameter of the plant container.
  • When placing the plant in the hole, the top of the rootball should be level with the soil surface
  • Space plants 5 to 10 feet apart, depending on the variety.
  • Water thoroughly.
  • Buddleia care

    Give your butterfly bush plenty of room. The plant tag will tell you the mature size of the cultivar you have chosen. Although butterfly bushes tolerate severe pruning to maintain a smaller size, you can reduce the time you will spend pruning by planting it in a location with plenty of room for the plant to develop its natural size and shape.

    Sunlight Sunny or partly shaded area
    Watering Semi-Arid to Moist.
    Soil Well drained soil
    Temperature 20 C and above
    Fertilizer N-P-K ratio 5-8-10

    Buddleia uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • it almost seems like nature designed this plant especially for butterflies
    • Not only is Butterfly Bush full of delicious nectar that butterflies love to feed on for a long duration, it also has a wonderful honey-like fragrance that attracts butterflies in large numbers

    Medicinal Use:

    • Butterfly bushes are also utilized in traditional Korean medicine which uses its flower buds to treat people with inflammatory conditions and headache
    • Those are a lot of benefits from one shrub-like plant

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Can you plant Buddleia in a pots?

    Yes, You can plant Buddleia in a pot, choose a pot having of 7-10 inch upper diameter and drainage holes.

    When do you plant Buddleia?

    June-July month is best to plant Buddleia.

    Can you plant Buddleia in winter?

    Yes, You can plant Buddleia in winter (Sept-Oct) but not at chilling temperature.

    Should I plant Buddleia?

    Yes, You can plant Buddleia to decorate your outdoor space with its excellent flowering habit.

    Where should I plant Buddleia?

    Yes,You can plant a Buddleia plant preferably outdoors at a spot receiving below growing conditions for the plant - 1. Direct bright sunlight for more than 6 hours a day. 2. Soil should be nutrient rich and well drained. 3. Apply Water when soil (1-2 inch) feels dry to touch. Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

    What does a Buddleia plant look like?

    Buddleia is flowering shrub with olive-green, simple, hairy leaves and serrated margins and a lanceolate shape.Flowers clusters range from 6-to 24-inches long.

    Can I plant Buddleia in the autumn?

    Yes, You can plant Buddleia in autumn.

    How to plant Buddleia cuttings?

    1. To propagate Buddleia take pencil size cutting of well mature stem to a length of 16-18 cm and remove any flowers, leaves from it. 2. Then dip bottom of the cutting in rooting hormone, and Place the 3/4 portion cutting into a small container with well-draining soil and water the plant. 3. Rooting will start within 1-2 week. Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

    When to prune Buddleia plants?

    September-October month is best to prune Buddleia plants.

    When to plant Buddleia seeds?

    June-August month is best to plant Buddleia seed.

    How to care for Buddleia plants?

    Caring tips for Buddleia plants 1. Sunlight- More than 6 hours of direct bright sunlight is required. 2. Soil- Soil should be well drained, fertile and nutrient rich. 3. Water- Water the plant when 1-2 inch surface soil layer feels dry to touch. 4. Fertilizer - Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season (June-July). Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

    Is Buddleia a native plant?

    No, Buddleia is originated in China.

    How to prune a Buddleia plant?

    Buddleia plant needs little pruning to develop a strong structure. Remove broken, dead, dying, or damaged branches by using clean cutting shear.

    How to plant Buddleia seeds?

    To grow plant through seed consider the following points 1. Use a pot having 7-10 inch upper diameter and drainage holes. 2. Fill the pot with well drained soil. To sow seeds make a hole about 1/2 inch in soil, place seeds in it, cover with soil and apply water. 3. Maintain the moisture in soil by applying water if soil in pot (1-2 inch) feels dry to touch. 4. Keep the pot at a location receiving indirect bright light. Seeds will germinate within a 3-5 week. Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

    What is a Buddleia plant?

    Buddleia plant is perennial flowering shrub.

    When to plant Buddleia cuttings?

    June-July month is best to plant Buddleia cuttings.

    How to plant Buddleia?

    To plant Buddleia consider the following points. 1. To grow plant in pot, choose a pot having of 7-10 inch upper diameter and drainage holes. 2. Fill the 1/3 pot with well drained soil rich in organic content and place the plant in the center of the pot. 3. Fill the remaining pot with same soil. 4. Keep the plant in indirect bright light location for 2-3 days and then gradually move to a location that receives more than 6 hours of direct sunlight. 5. Once the plant is overgrown in current pot, plant it in field. If you are planting purchased plant directly in ground follow below procedure. 1. Keep the plant in indirect bright light for 3-4 days and gradually move to a location receiving direct sunlight for more than 6 hours a day. 2. Dig a pit twice the size of the bag/pot the current plant is in. 3. Fill the 1/3 of pit with soil rich in organic content, place the plant in center and fill the pit with same soil. 4. Apply water. General caring tips- Plant should get more than 6 hours of sunlight a day. Water the plant when surface soil (1-2 inch) feels dry to touch. Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season (June-July).

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