Buddleia – Inspired Violet – Butterfly bush – Buddleia x

Garden Height
48 - 120
48 - 120
48 - 120
Container Role
Flower Size
Flower Colors
Light Code
Light Level
Proven Winners


  • Continuous Re-Bloom
  • Dead-Heading Not Necessary
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Long Blooming

Attracts: Hummingbirds

Resists: Deer

Maintenance Notes:

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Needs Good Drainage

Uses Notes:

This large plant makes a nice choice for a screen or hedge, providing coverage from summer through fall. It also makes a nice addition or backdrop to flower beds, mixed borders or perennial gardens. 

Maintenance Category: Easy

Water Category: Low

Blooms On: New Wood

Bloom Time: Late Summer

Hardiness Zones: 9b

Flower Form: Landscape

pH: B - pH 5.8 - 6.2

EC (2:1 Extraction Method): 0.6

Fertilization: 150 - 200

Light Requirements: High

Water Requirements: Moderate to Moist

Rooting Out Temperature: 65 - 72° Fahrenheit

Growing On Temperature: 50 - 60° Fahrenheit

Holding Temperature: 40 - 50° Fahrenheit

Pinching and Growth Regulators:

3-4 prunes will produce a very compact full three gallon. See Special Notes for additional pruning protocol.

Pest and Disease Management:

Standard Pest and disease practices as laid out in the notes. Spider Mites, Aphids and Downy Mildew can be problematic.

Grower Tips:

-Plants are extremely susceptible to Spider Mites, scout and treat aggressively.

Buddleia will rebloom in approximately 4-6 weeks from a pinch or prune during the summer. Hence, having up to 3-4 crop cycles will allow you to continually have fresh product ready to sell covered with large terminal blooms.

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