Buddleia 'Miss Violet' Description
Perfect and purple! 'Miss Violet' butterfly bush (Buddleia sp.) combines intense, electric-violet flowers with a graceful habit. This non-invasive butterfly bush is not too big, not too small, making it ideal for incorporating into your flower garden, landscape, or perennial beds. Elegant fragrant flower spikes appear all summer long - no need to deadhead or remove them. Like other butterfly bushes, 'Miss Violet' is very resistant to deer and rabbits, so just plant in a dry, sunny spot and enjoy the show!
Special features: Attracts butterflies, attracts hummingbirds, heat tolerant, long blooming.
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- Botanical name:
Buddleia 'Miss Violet'
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- Zone: 5,6,7,8,9
- Sun exposure:
Full sun (6+ hrs/day)
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- Soil type:
Dry to average
- Soil moisture:
Dry to average
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- Bloom season:
Accent, Border, Container gardening, Cottage gardening, Mass planting, Hedges, Flower gardens, Small spaces
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- Patent #:28,448
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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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