Spectacular shrub with fragrant, dense clusters of cone-shaped reddish-purple blooms. Butterflies love them! Use as colorful landscape accents or to provide screening in warm season. Smaller foliage than B. davidii types. Deciduous. Compact to 5 feet tall and wide.
Barrier, 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.
This Butterfly Bush's purple blooms look even prettier combined with the golden shades of Goldsturm Black Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii 'Goldsturm') or the lighter yellow hues of Moonbeam Threadleaf Coreopsis (Coreopsis verticillata 'Moonbeam'). The dark lavender flowers of Goodwin Creek Gray Lavender (Lavandula dentata 'Goodwin Creek Gray') combine well with the group.
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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