Buddleia – Miss Ruby’
This new butterfly bush is noted for its compact habit and remarkably vivid, rich pink blooms. The distinctive magenta flowers are more vibrant than that of any other buddleia variety.
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.
Developed by Dr. Dennis Werner of the JC Raulston Arboretum.
Attracts: Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
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."
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Needs Good Drainage
Excellent for use in perennial beds, wildlife gardens and mixed borders.
Maintenance Category Easy
Water Category Average
Blooms On New Wood
Flower Form Landscape