Spectacular summer color from slender fragrant, cone-shaped flower spikes of dark lavender to reddish-purple. Showy flowers attract butterflies. Useful dwarf form perfect as an accent plant or border. Smaller foliage than B. davidii types. Deciduous. Full to partial sun. Compact to 5 feet tall and wide. Cutting grown.
Border, Firescaping/Fire Wise. Dwarf butterfly bush is perfect for bringing butterflies into the garden and up close to the house. Use in sideyards where flowers are held up at window level. Ideal choice for breaking up long runs of fence. Particularly attractive along picket fences and lattice where airy open character is a good fit. Fast growth is a super filler for newly constructed homesites. An essential in the wildlife and habitat garden. A casual cottage and country garden performer with bonus of butterflies at bloom time for family fun.
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a formal appearance, shear annually after flowering.
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