This outstanding compact shrub grows only half to a third as tall as most Butterfly Bushes. Purple Emperor™ is part of the series named after British butterflies and bears large, fragrant trusses with eye-catching, mauve-purple flowers in midsummer. Excellent for small gardens and containers. A Proven Winners®/Color Choice® variety. 'Pyrkeep'
There are some 70 species of shrubs and small trees in the genus Buddleia, the best being Asian natives. The most popular are varieties of B. davidii and its hybrids with long stems ending in panicles of flowers that are ambrosia to butterflies. In cold-winter climates such as ours, plants are often killed almost to the ground. We prune back to live wood in spring and always have a spectacular show starting in midsummer. Best in full sun and moist but well-drained soil.
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