Buddleia 'Miss Ruby' Description
Is it pink? Is it red? Whatever color you call it, 'Miss Ruby' is one of the prettiest butterfly bushes you can plant in your garden! Decorated with multiple awards around the world - including a prestigious Award of Garden Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) in England - you will adore the vivid color and elegant, semi-dwarf habit that's equally at home in the garden, landscape, or a large container. Attracts lots of butterflies while also resisting damage from deer and rabbits. This very special selection from Proven Winners ColorChoice Shrubs was developed by renown plant breeder Dr. Dennis Werner.
Special features: long blooming, Proven Winners, attracts pollinators, deadheading not required
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- Botanical name:
Buddleia 'Miss Ruby'
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- Zone: 5,6,7,8,9
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Average to dry
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- Height x width:
4-5' tall and wide
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- Bloom season:
Accent, Border, Container gardening, Cottage gardening, Massing, Small spaces
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- Patent #:PP19,950
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Soil: Butterfly bushes require very well-drained, even dry, soils. Do not amend or add anything to the soil at planting time, as this can cause serious drainage problems. In clay soil, plant butterfly bush so they are slightly above, rather than even with, the soil.
Light: Full sun - at least six hours of bright sun each day is necessary for healthy plants and abundant blooms.
Water: Low to average watering; soil can even be dry once established. Butterfly bush do not tolerate wet conditions for any period of time.
Spacing: 3 to 4 feet
Fertilizing: Little needed; if desired, apply a granular rose or garden fertilizer in early spring.
Winterizing:In fall, plants can be trimmed lightly if desired, but save major pruning for spring. Do not fertilize in fall, and if mulching, do not apply heavily at the base of the plant.
Maintenance & pruning: Butterfly bushes are best pruned in spring, once the new growth has begun to emerge. At that point, cut just above where big, healthy buds appear. Give butterfly bushes plenty of time to emerge in spring, especially in colder climates - this may take several weeks, even if other plants in your yard are already leafing out.
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