Buddleia – Inspired Violet™ – Butterfly bush – Buddleia x
Attracts: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Dead-Heading Not Necessary
Needs Good Drainage
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
Flower Form Landscape
pH B - pH 5.8 - 6.2
EC (2:1 Extraction Method) 0.6 - 0.9
Fertilization 150 - 200
Light Requirements Medium, 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.
-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.