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Buddleia – English Butterfly™ Adonis Blue

Garden Height
48 - 60
Spacing
60 - 72
Spread
48 - 60
Habit
Upright
Container Role
Thriller
Flower Size
Tall
Flower Colors
Blue, Purple
Light Level
Sun
Proven Winners

Finally, colorful buddleia varieties that won't crowd their neighbors! Roughly a third the size of other butterfly bush varieties, the English Butterfly Series plants are extra bushy and loaded with colorful flowers.

Adonis Blue has deep blue flowers of good size and with a delightful fragrance.

The compact size of these new cultivars is perfect for smaller gardens and the mixed border. They can also be used as a container plant in milder climates.

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.

Features

Finally, colorful buddleia varieties that won't crowd their neighbors! Roughly a third the size of other butterfly bush varieties, the English Butterfly Series plants are extra bushy and loaded with colorful flowers.

Adonis Blue has deep blue flowers of good size and with a delightful fragrance.

The compact size of these new cultivars is perfect for smaller gardens and the mixed border. They can also be used as a container plant in milder climates.

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.

Attracts: Butterflies, Hummingbirds

Resists: Deer

Drought Tolerant

Fragrant Flower

Heat Tolerant

Needs Good Drainage

Uses Notes

Great Flowering shrub for landscapes, perennial gardens. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds.

PLEASE NOTE: English Butterfly™ Adonis Blue™ Butterfly Bush Buddleia is restricted and cannot be shipped the state(s) of OR or WA.

Maintenance Category Moderate

Water Category Average

Blooms On New Wood

Bloom Time

Flower Form Landscape