Buddleia – Miss Pearl’
Attracts: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Resists: Deer, Rabbits
Dead-Heading Not Necessary
Fun Facts This non-invasive variety is approved for sale in Oregon and Washington, though it will be called a "summer lilac" instead of a "butterfly bush."
Needs Good Drainage
'Miss Pearl' butterfly bush adds long-lasting flower power to any sunny spot in your landscape. It's a particularly nice choice for flower beds and cottage gardens, or use it as a blooming hedge to provide coverage in the summer. And of course, it's a natural choice to add to your butterfly garden.
Maintenance Category Easy
Water Category Low
Blooms On New Wood
Flower Form Border Plant, Container, Good for Screening, Landscape, Mass Planting, Specimen or Focal Point
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.