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Buddleia davidii Monarch® Glass Slippers

Scientific Name : Buddleia davidii
Common Name : Butterfly Bush, Summer Lilac
Hardiness Zone : 5a - 10b
Hardiness Degree : -20°F (-29°C)
Blooming Season : Late Summer
Plant Habit : Upright
Characteristics : Attracts Bees, Attracts Butterflies, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Attracts Hummingbirds, Fragrant Flowers, Scented Foliage, Heat Tolerant, Low Maintenance
Water : Light
Fertilizer : None or when needed only
Spacing : 48 - 84" (122 - 213cm)
Height : 30 - 48" (76 - 122cm)
Width : 42 - 78" (107 - 198cm)
Exposure : Sun
General Information : Gorgeous butterfly bush produces incredibly long light lavender purple blossoms, a favorite of Monarch butterflies.
Flowers deepen to blue-purple with age.
Incredible flower coverage on a dense clump of minty green leaves.
Idea & Tips : Grows best in full sun and fertile, slightly alkaline, well-drained soil. In northern regions, cut this plant back to about 1' tall in early spring.
Grower Information : Gorgeous butterfly bush produces incredibly long, 10 to 12-in. (25 to 30-cm) panicles of colorful blossoms, a favorite of Monarch butterflies. Incredible flower coverage on its dense clump of leaves.
Silvery-green foliage and icy, periwinkle-blue blossoms.
'Glass Slippers'
Protection InformationPP27,832
(Flowering Only License)
Breeder : Walters Gardens
MONARCH is a U.S. registered trademark of Walters Gardens.
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  • Crop Scheduling

    • Bloom Months:
      Late Summer

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