Buddleia 'Royal Red' Description
Buddleia Royal Red is a fast growing deciduous flowering shrub that can grow up to 4-5 feet fall and can spread equally as wide.
This butterfly bush is easily grown in full sun in well drained soil and makes an ideal privacy hedge.
Butterfly bush provides a sanctuary for birds, butterflies & other wildlife while providing an intoxicating nectar to butterflies who love to linger.
By mid-summer, large panicles of reddish-purple blooms can span up to 14" long. What a wonderful cut flower to add to fresh bouquets! Few shrubs will give you over 3 months of bloom time lasting well into fall.
This extra bushy & proflic growing Buddleia has won the Royal Horticultural Society of Great Britain Award of Garden Merit.
Special Features: Butterfly Lovers, Blooms First Year, Cold Hardy, Cut Flower, Drought Tolerant, Easy Care, Fast Growing, Fragrance, Heat Tolerant, Hummingbird Lovers
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- Botanical Name:
Buddleia davidii 'Black Knight'
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- Height x Width:
5' x 4'
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Accent, Border, Container Gardening, Cottage Gardening, Massing, Small Spaces
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AK, CAN, HI, OR, PR
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Soil: Average, medium moisture, well-drained soils. Not too fussy about PH of soil.
Light: Full sun -- Becomes weedy and sparse with diminished flowering performance if not grown in full sun.
Water: Average moisture -- Does poorly in wet conditions.
Spacing: 3 to 4 feet
Fertilizing: Light scattering of slow release fertilizer (such as Osmocote) in mid-spring is sufficient.
Winterizing: In colder regions, this plant will often die to the ground in winter and therefore is often grown therein in the manner of an herbaceous perennial. Even if plants do not die to the ground in winter, they often grow more vigorously, produce superior flowers and maintain better shape if cut back to 1/3 its height in late winter each year. Buddleias tend to break dormancy late in the spring, so don't worry if you don't see anything happening with them when your other shrubs start to leaf-out,
Maintenance & Pruning: Prompt removal of spent flower spikes during the growing season will usually encourage continued bloom until frost.