If you have space for an island bed or hedge devoted to the aerial antics of butterflies, this trio of Buddleias will keep you, and them, entertained from midsummer until cold weather. The plants reach 4-8ft tall and are attractive when grouped together to form an island for butterflies or added separately to existing shrub borders. One plant of each variety; three plants total.
- 'Miss Molly' -- These dark, wine-red blooms will attract butterflies and hummingbirds to your garden all summer. The near-red flowers may be even more pronounced in southern gardens. More compact than most Butterfly Bushes, this is an excellent choice for smaller gardens and mixed borders. A Proven Winners®/Color Choice® variety. PPAF
- Peacock™ -- These rich pink, scented blooms delight butterflies and hummingbirds and all manner of garden visitors. This compact, drought-tolerant and deer-resistant shrub will add beauty to your borders. 'Peakeep'
- Purple Emperor™ -- Excellent for small gardens, where its large, fragrant trusses with eye-catching, mauve-purple flowers can be appreciated in midsummer. 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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