Butterfly Bush (Buddleja davidii 'Royal Red') in the Butterfly Bushes Database

Common names:
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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Plant Height: 5'-8'
Plant Spread: 5'-8'
Flowers: Showy
Blooms on new wood
Flower Color: Pink
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Cut Flower
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Containers: Not suitable for containers
Child plants: one child plant

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Posted by Skiekitty (Denver Metro - Zone 5a) on Jan 23, 2012 4:52 PM

I have found this to be a very dependable plant. It grows super quick, the smell is heavenly, and isn't too fussy about soil conditions or types of soil. All that said, it does NOT like to be transplanted. If you're going to purchase one, buy a SMALL plant. Big plants will NOT grow in my experience! I tried with about 10 different buddleias and every single one of them died. Smaller plants (like 1gal pots or smaller) seem to do OK, though.

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