Scientific Name : Buddleia davidii
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, 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 : Bred and selected for its abundance of flowers that attract 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.
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.
: Compact Chrysalis features an abundance of flowers and continuous blooming!
- Bred and selected for its profusion of flowers that attract 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.
Protection Information : PPAF
(Flowering Only License)
Breeder : Darwin Perennials
EC 0.80 mmhos/pH 5.8-6.2
500 ppm IBA
Low to moderate
50-75 ppm N starting at Day 7
Remove buds/flowers in propagation.
42-49 days after sticking
Nights: 56 to 64°F (13 to 18°C) Days: 65 to 76°F (18 to 24°C)
5,000 to 8,000
Long day facultative
Use a balanced fertilizer at a rate of 150 to 175 ppm N.
Typically not required
PGRs generally not needed
Not particularly sensitive. Use well-drained media.
March to October
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