Buddleia – Miss Ruby’

Garden Height
48 - 60
60 - 72
48 - 60
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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

Resists: Deer

Drought Tolerant

Fragrant Flower

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."

Maintenance Notes

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Needs Good Drainage

Uses Notes

Excellent for use in perennial beds, wildlife gardens and mixed borders.

Maintenance Category Easy

Water Category Average

Blooms On New Wood

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