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BUTTERFLY BUSH  (buddleia)

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Beautiful flowering shrub, makes good cut flowers. Can be planted in very nearly any landscape site. Butterfly bush is an old favorite of many gardeners, however it's popularity comes and goes with the passage of time. Butterfly bush holds it foliage into the fall season but does not show any fall color. Butterfly bush flowers from June-July to fall and colors vary from white, pink, lavender, purple and to near red, depending on the variety. Butterfly bush prefers a well-drained, moist, loamy type soil and tolerates heat and drought after it becomes well established. Butterfly bush will attract hoards of bees and butterflies to your garden. Butterfly bush can grow  5 to 10 feet high and wide, but can be trimmed to 4 to 6 feet. The more you trim, the more it blooms. Plant is zones 5 through 9.
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We now offer what we believe are the top 15 butterfly bush varieties listed below.  These butterfly bushes are selected for brightness, size, and longevity of bloom, vigor, form, foliage color, insect and disease resistance and fragrance. Butterfly bush is hardy in zones 5 thru 10, they bloom all summer and will bring butterflies and hummingbirds. They make beautiful cut flowers. All are excellent choices for a butterfly haven in your yard. The first 5  were developed by Dr. Michael Dirr, his students, and the University of Georgia at Athens. At the bottom of this page you will find several University and commercial butterfly bush links on  care and how we based our evaluations. 

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HONEYCOMB-YELLOW BUTTERFLY BUSH:   "HONEYCOMB-YELLOW" Butterfly Bush: 

Judged best yellow, most aesthetically pleasing of 57 varieties by 126 plant connoisseurs at Dirr's test plots in 1997. Large shrub averaging 5 to10 feet when mature. It has large sweet smelling yellow flowers and is hardy in zones 5 to 10 where it blooms all summer and into the fall months. It prefers a well drained, moist, soil in full sun. It will attract an amazing number of butterflies when in bloom. 

$6.00 each. Buy 5 or more at $5.00ea.   Quart pot   S&H $2.50ea.       
Minimum S&H $15.00  

          

 ATTRACTION BUTTERFLY BUSH:   "ATTRACTION" Butterfly Bush

This is the most red of any I have seen. I first saw this plant at Dr Dirr's test plots in October 2001. Dirr and his students are responsible for this cross. This is superior to the excellent Royal Red variety. The foliage is gray-green and can be trimmed to any height. 

$6.00 each. Buy 5 or more at $5.00ea.   Quart pot   S&H $2.50ea.       
Minimum S&H $15.00  

          

GUINEVERE BUTTERFLY BUSH:   "GUINEVERE" Butterfly Bush:  

Vibrant purple black, fragrant flowers and dark blue-green leaves. This has exhibited superior color and vigor to Black Night and will probably become the first choice over Black Knight. Another cross by Dr Dirr and his Diretts. 

$6.00 each. Buy 5 or more at $5.00ea.   Quart pot   S&H $2.50ea.       
Minimum S&H $15.00  

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 SILVER FROST BUTTERFLY BUSH:  "SILVER FROST" Butterfly Bush:

White fragrant flowers held upright. Compact silver-gray foliage. White flowers shine at night so use accordingly. Another cross by Dirr's U of GA group.   

$6.00 each. Buy 5 or more at $5.00ea.   Quart pot   S&H $2.50ea.       
Minimum S&H $15.00  

          

   "BI-COLOR" Butterfly Bush

A University of Georgia, Dr. Dirr selection from a Honeycomb seedling. Bi-Color has 5 to 10 inch lavender and butterscotch color flowers. Height is 5 to 8 feet and is a vigorous prolific bloomer. See these in our photo gallery

$6.00 each. Buy 5 or more at $5.00ea.   Quart pot   S&H $2.50ea.       
Minimum S&H $15.00  

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 POTTERS PURPLE BUTTERFLY BUSH:   "POTTERS PURPLE" Butterfly Bush: 

Dark purple--clear violet. 1984 Plant Delights Nursery introduction. Vigorous, upright. Highly rated in Dirr's U of GA 1997 trials.

$6.00 each. Buy 5 or more at $5.00ea.   Quart pot   S&H $2.50ea.       
Minimum S&H $15.00  

          

ELLEN'S BLUE BUTTERFLY BUSH:   "ELLEN'S BLUE" Butterfly Bush: 

Dark blue with an orange eye and silver foliage. Compact to 4 feet. Best blue. 

$6.00 each. Buy 5 or more at $5.00ea.   Quart pot   S&H $2.50ea.       
Minimum S&H $15.00  

          



  "BONNIE"
Butterfly Bush

Light lavender in color.

$6.00 each. Buy 5 or more at $5.00ea.   Quart pot   S&H $2.50ea.     
Minimum S&H $15.00  

Quantity           


  "GRIFFIN BLUE"
Butterfly Bush: 

True blue flowers are held upright on this semi-compact shrub with clean, gray-blue green foliage.

$6.00 each. Buy 5 or more at $5.00ea.   Quart pot   S&H $2.50ea.     
Minimum S&H $15.00  

Quantity           


  "ROYAL RED"
Butterfly Bush:

Magnificent summer color from conical clusters of purple-red flowers. Outstanding fragrance attracts butterflies in abundance. Great background or accent plant for the fragrance garden. Fast grower 6 to 8 ft. tall, 4 to 6 ft. wide.

$6.00 each. Buy 5 or more at $5.00ea.   Quart pot   S&H $2.50ea.     
Minimum S&H $15.00  

Quantity           


  "SUMMER BEAUTY"
Butterfly Bush:

Considered one of the most beautiful of the deep pink-rose forms. Foliage is green with silver underside. Habit is more restrained and compact.

$6.00 each. Buy 5 or more at $5.00ea.   Quart pot   S&H $2.50ea.     
Minimum S&H $15.00  

Quantity            TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK


  "WHITE BALL"
Butterfly Bush:

Extremely compact (2') white flowering cultivar.

$6.00 each. Buy 5 or more at $5.00ea.   Quart pot   S&H $2.50ea.       
Minimum S&H $15.00  

Quantity            TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK


  "WHITE PROFUSION"
Butterfly Bush   

A large stately beacon to butterflies and beneficial insects. A good clear white flower that blooms from late spring through late summer. It has soft silvery undersides on its leaves which complement the white of the flowers.

$6.00 each. Buy 5 or more at $5.00ea.   Quart pot   S&H $2.50ea.       
Minimum S&H $15.00  

Quantity           

 PINK DELIGHT BUTTERFLY BUSH:   PINK DELIGHT BUTTERFLY BUSH: 

Large pure pink flowers, compact plant with silver foliage. Hybrid from the Netherlands. One of the finest pinks.

$6.00 each. Buy 5 or more at $5.00ea.   Quart pot   S&H $2.50ea.       Minimum S&H $15.00  

          

FOUR IN ONE BUTTERFLY BUSH: 

Four colors on each bloom--Pink-Red-Blue-White

$6.00 each. Buy 5 or more at $5.00ea.   Quart pot   S&H $2.50ea.       Minimum S&H $15.00  

                OUT OF STOCK


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Missouri residents add 7.825% state sales tax. We guarantee all plants for 30 days and certify them to be healthy and disease free and to be true to variety. If you prefer.....Call toll free 1-888-855-3300 or 1-888-844-8198 or click here to print our order form and submit it along with your personal check or money-order. We ship Fed-Ex  on Monday and Tuesday of each week. Orders submitted Monday thru Friday will be shipped the following Monday or Tuesday. You will almost always receive your order by Thursday or Friday of the same week. Allow 2 weeks for delivery on all orders submitted by mail. Fax 1-888-844-8198.


Updated March 14 2014


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INTERESTING AND INFORMATIVE LINKS

MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY  
Evaluates buddleia for cut flower production.
CLEMSON  UNIVERSITY
Butterfly attractant site 
CENTER FOR APPLIED NURSERY RESEARCH
Evaluation and selection of superior buddleia

 

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