General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 3 to 4 feet
Plant Spread: 3 to 4 feet
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Purple
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Taproot
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Patent/Plant Breeders' Rights: PP23,461

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Trade name information:
Series: Buzz™
Trade Name: Sky Blue
Cultivar name: 'Tobudskybl'
Common names
  • Butterfly Bush
Also sold as:
  • Buddleia
  • Buddlea

Photo Gallery
Location: My garden, Pequea, Pennsylvania, USA
Date: 2018-10-02
Two monarch butterflies sharing a meal.
Location: My garden, Pequea, Pennsylvania, USA
Date: 2018-10-01
Black swallowtail enjoying a bit of nectar.
Location: My garden, Pequea, Pennsylvania, USA
Date: 2018-08-21
Zebra swallowtail enjoying a little Buddleja nectar.
Location: My garden, Pequea, PA 17565
Date: August 30, 2015
Buddleja Buzz Sky Blue--a butterfly magnet
Location: My garden, Pequea, Pennsylvania, USA
Date: 2018-08-21
Monarch butterfly enjoying the Buddleja nectar.
Location: My garden, Pequea, Pennsylvania, USA
Date: 2018-08-11
Zebra swallowtail
Location: My garden, Pequea, PA 17565
Date: 2016-07-04
Uploaded by clintbrown
Location: zone 8 south east alabama
Date: 2017-04-16
Large blooms on a shrub that will be 4 foot by 4 foot..
Location: My garden, Pequea, PA 17565
Date: 2016-07-04
Location: My garden, Pequea, PA 17565
Date: 2016-07-04
Location: Lowes Garden Center, MI
Date: 2013-07-17
Location: My garden, Pequea, Pennsylvania 17565
Date: 2017-09-09
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2016-08-14
Location: Lowes Garden Center, MI
Date: 2012-09-17
Location: Lowes Garden Center, MI
Date: 2013-07-17
Location: My garden, Pequea, Pennsylvania, USA
Date: 2018-06-28
Location: southeast alabama zone 8b
Date: 2017-06-08
large long sky blue bloom on a dwarf size buddleja!
Location: My garden, Pequea, Pennsylvania 17565
Date: 2017-10-16

Photo courtesy of Longfield Gardens
  • Uploaded by Joy

Date: 2014-01-23
Photo courtesy of Santa Rosa Gardens. Used with permission.
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2016-07-24
Location: Lowes Garden Center, MI
Date: 2012-09-17
Location: Lowes Garden Center, MI
Date: 2013-07-17
Location: Lowes Garden Center, MI
Date: 2013-07-17
Location: Lowes Garden Center, MI
Date: 2013-07-17
Comments:
  • Posted by csandt (Lancaster County, Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Aug 31, 2015 2:33 AM concerning plant:
    I planted two Buddleja Buzz Sky Blue in mid-summer 2014 and was so pleased with them that I added 11 more in 2015. I chose them for their drought tolerance, profuse flowering habit, and long period of bloom (July - frost). They stay reasonably small (maxing out at 5 feet tall and wide) and appear to be sterile (no little ones). The flowers are a lovely shade of blue/violet, and the butterflies love them.
  • Posted by Sheridragonfly (Alabama - Zone 8b) on Apr 22, 2017 3:41 PM concerning plant:
    Large full blooms on a dwarf size butterfly bush....
    Each time I see the color of this beautiful bloom it reminds me of the beautiful blue sky I see at least 300 days out of each year at my home!
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