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Buddleia 'ILVOargus2'

InSpired Violet™ Butterfly Bush

Butterfly Bush

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A showy, long blooming variety with dark purple, fragrant flowers in summer when little else blooms; attracts butterflies; allow it to leaf out in spring before pruning, avoid pruning in fall; a great choice for the garden or landscape

Description

A showy, long blooming variety with dark purple, fragrant flowers in summer when little else blooms; attracts butterflies; allow it to leaf out in spring before pruning, avoid pruning in fall; a great choice for the garden or landscape

Landscape Attributes

InSpired Violet™ Butterfly Bush is an open multi-stemmed perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cut back to the ground in late winter before active growth resumes. It is a good choice for attracting bees, butterflies and hummingbirds to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

InSpired Violet™ Butterfly Bush is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Accent;Mass Planting;Hedges/Screening;General Garden Use;Container Planting

Planting & Growing

InSpired Violet™ Butterfly Bush will grow to be about 10 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 10 feet. It tends to be leggy, with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground, and should be underplanted with lower-growing perennials. Although it is technically a woody plant, this fast-growing plant can be expected to behave as a perennial in our climate if planted outdoors over the winter, usually regrowing from its base (crown) the following year. As such, gardeners should take into consideration that it will perform differently than it would in its native habitat.

Light Requirement:

full sun

full sun

Moisture:

dry to moist

Cold Hardy to Zone:

5a

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Spread:

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Soil Type:

10 feet

10 feet

Deer Resistant:

true

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