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Buddleia Chrysalis™ Steel Blue

Scientific Name : Buddleia hybrid
Common Name : Butterfly Bush
Hardiness Zone : 5a - 9a
Hardiness Degree : -25°F (-32°C)
Blooming Season : Spring, Late Spring, Summer, Late Summer
Plant Habit : Mounded
Characteristics : Attracts Bees, Attracts Butterflies, Deer Resistant, Attracts Hummingbirds, Low Maintenance, Frost Tolerant
Water : Medium
Fertilizer : Once a month
Spacing : 26 - 30" (66 - 76cm)
Height : 20 - 28" (51 - 71cm)
Width : 18 - 24" (46 - 61cm)
Exposure : Sun
General Information : Stays in bloom with lots of flowers that attract butterflies. Root hardy to USDA Zone 5 and stem hardy in warmer locations. Tolerant of rain and has a high drought tolerance once established.
Idea & Tips : Prefers sunny locations with well-drained soils. Fertilize monthly during the growing season for continuous blooming. Remove spent flowers if desired. When grown in USDA hardiness Zone 6 or warmer, consider trimming plants in Spring when they break dormancy.  
Grower InformationCompact Chrysalis features an abundance of flowers and continuous blooming!  
  • Bred and selected for its abundance of flowers that attracts butterflies.
  • Compact series provides continuous blooming from Spring through late Summer.
  • Root hardy to USDA Zone 5 and stem hardy in warmer locations.
  • Tolerant of rain and has a high drought tolerance once established.
  • Downy mildew resistant.

Butterfly bush is covered in silver-blue flowers.
Protection InformationPPAF
(Flowering Only License)
Breeder : Darwin Perennials
  • Propagation Guide
    • Media EC/pH:
      EC 0.80 mmhos/pH 5.8-6.2
      Soil Temperature:
      70-72°F (21-22°C)
      Rooting Hormone:
      500 ppm IBA
      Low to moderate
      50-75 ppm N starting at Day 7
      Remove buds/flowers in propagation.
      42-49 days after sticking
      Buddleia Chrysalis series is very free flowering. Budding in cuttings does not affect rooting. Watch media moisture levels. Excessive moisture will delay rooting.
    • Media pH:
      Nights: 56 to 64°F (13 to 18°C) Days: 65 to 76°F (18 to 24°C)
      Light Level (fc):
      5,000 to 8,000
      Long day facultative
      Use a balanced fertilizer at a rate of 150 to 175 ppm N.
      Pinch After Transplant:
      Typically not required
      Plant Growth Regulators:
      PGRs generally not needed
      Pests and Fungal Diseases:
      Not particularly sensitive. Use well-drained media.
    • 1–qt. (10–cm) pot, 1 plant per pot:
      Not recommended
      1–gal. (15–cm) pot, 1 plant per pot:
      8-10 wks
      2 to 3–gal. (25 to 30–cm) pot, 3 plants per pot:
      10-12 wks
      Bloom Months:
      March to October

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