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Buddleia Royal Red
ENLARGE IMAGE Ideal drought proof hedge plant!
  • Butterfly Bush Royal Red has fragrant reddish-purple blooms
  • Royal Red Butterfly Bush is highly fragne and long blooming
  • Buttleia Royal Red is a drought proof flower shrub
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Buddleia Royal Red

Up to 14" long fragrant reddish-purple flowers!
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ZONE 5,6,7,8,9
As low as $13.19
  • Up to 14" long blooms
  • Reddish-purple flowers loved by butterflies
  • Highly fragrant flowers from mid summer till frost
  • Drought tolerant Flowering Shrub
  • Ship Size: Jumbo 1/2 Gallon pot
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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 & prolific growing Buddleia has won the Royal Horticultural Society of Great Britain Award of Garden Merit.

Buddelia Royal Red makes a terrific companion to Ornamental Grasses, Daylilies, and KnockOut Roses.

Special Features: Butterfly Lovers, Blooms First Year, Cold Hardy, Cut Flower, Drought Tolerant, Easy Care, Fast Growing, Fragrance, Heat Tolerant, Hummingbird Lovers

Quick Facts

  • Botanical Name:
    Buddleia davidii 'Black Knight'
  • Common Name:
    Butterfly Bush
  • Zone:5,6,7,8,9
  • Sun Exposure:
    Full Sun
  • Delivery:
    See Schedule
  • Ship Form:
    2 Quart
  • Soil Type:
  • Soil Moisture:
  • Height x Width:
    5' x 4'
  • Flower Color:
  • Foliage Color:
  • Bloom Season:
    Mid Summer-Fall
  • Uses:
    Accent, Border, Container Gardening, Cottage Gardening, Massing, Small Spaces
  • Cannot Ship to:
    AK, CAN, HI, OR, PR, WA
  • Patent #:None



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.


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Joyce K  |  May 25, 2015
I was a little nervious ordering flowers on the internet but I received my Coreopsis order today and was very pleased. They arrived packaged so nicely and in very good shape, they look strong and healthy. I am following the instructions and looking forward to seeing their beauty next spring.

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Gwendolyn  |  Jun 30, 2013
I wanted to tell you how I 'LOVED my order of two Butterfly Bushes. They arrived healthy and untouched. Thank you very much for a job well done.

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Carolynn D.  |  May 31, 2009
I can't believe the difference between you and other catalog or online garden companies, WHAT A HUGE DIFFERENCE. The quality of packing care given was fantastic. Plants were packaged tightly to prevent any shifting in transit. The plants were larger established plants with growth.