Butterfly Bush, Buddleja, Summer Lilac, Orangeye Butterfly Bush
Buddleias have become one of the most popular shrubs for the garden and make wonderful specimen plants or hedges. One of the best shrubs for attracting butterflies, these beautiful specimens originated in China. They have long willow-like leaves, usually grey-green in color with a white underside. The blooms are carried in long pannicles , some up to 12in. in length. Most are wonderfully sweet smelling, blooming profusely through mid to late summer until frost. They are hardy and, even if winter freezes them back to the ground, they will emerge from new shoots and reach a height of 6-8ft. in one season. In areas where winter temperatures fall between -10F (-23.3C) and -20F (-28.8C), best results are achieved by mulching the base of the plant. In warmer climates where little freezing takes place, they can grow into massive shrubs of 15ft. tall by 8ft. wide. Plant them in full sun in well drained soil.
VARIETIES - Average heights are given below
Black Knight - A favorite, prized for its showy dark purple blooms. Hardy and vigorous growing. Height: 10ft.
|#P2822 3inch pot $18.00|
|#P4-2822 Four plants 3inch pots $54.95|
|#P25-2822 Twenty-five plants 3inch pots $99.95|
Orangeye - Spikes of lilac colored flowers with orange throats in 10in. panicles. Height: 15ft.
|#812 Packet $3.50, Approximately 50 seeds|
|#P812 3inch pot $18.00|
|#P4-812 Four plants 3inch pots $59.95|
|#P25-812 Twenty-five plants 3inch pots $119.95|
Bicolor - Fragrant lavender and yellow bicolor blooms on panicles up to 10in. long. Height: 8ft.
|#P4-2821 Four plants 3inch pots $59.95|
|#P25-2821 Twenty-five plants 3inch pots $119.95|
Honeycomb - A hybrid variety with large, fragrant creamy yellow blooms that appear over the season. Panicles are up to 10in. long and have a pom pom appearance. Height: 7ft.
|#P4-2606 Four plants 3inch pots $59.95|
|#P25-2606 Twenty-five plants 3inch pots $119.95|
Pink Delight - Very vigorous variety with true pink, slightly fragrant blooms. Panicles are 12in. long and borne in profusion all season. Height: 7ft.
|#P2823 3inch pot $18.00|
|#P4-2823 Four plants 3inch pots $59.95|
|#P25-2823 Twenty-five plants 3inch pots $119.95|
Royal Red - Brilliant purple-red blooms in 12in. long panicles. Deliciously fragrant. Height: 10ft.
|#P4-2594 Four plants 3inch pots $59.95|
|#P25-2594 Twenty-five plants 3inch pots $119.95|
White Profusion - Large clusters of fragrant snowy white blooms cover this shrub, making it the perfect bush for a moon garden or specimen planting. Hardy and prolific. Height: 10ft.
|#P4-2582 Four plants 3inch pots $59.95|
|#P25-2582 Twenty-five plants 3inch pots $119.95|
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