'Tutti Fruitti' Butterfly Bush is a dwarf variety with striking purple blooms set upon compact mounding foliage. Its short stature offers many more planting options than full-sized butterfly bushes, including small-space beds and containers; it can even be used as a striking groundcover. The highly fragrant flowers attract butterflies and hummingbirds to your garden, and last from summer through frost. Deer resistant. (Buddleia) Sold in 2 gallon container.
Buddleia or Butterfly Bush has been a sensation in American gardens for years, and no wonder. This plant is easy to grow, blooms profusely, and has that magical quality: Butterflies can’t resist it.
Here's why: It’s not just the pretty flowers that attract the butterflies, like any bright flower. Buddleias emit a special honey-scented fragrance that lures butterflies like a moth to a light, and then once there, they find the flowers super-rich in nectar.
A butterfly bush in the garden will often be seen with a mass of butterflies on the flowers, especially during hot sunny afternoons. Buddleias attract other insects too, like moths, and the reddish ones strongly attract hummingbirds. So it’s more than a name; it’s actually a botanical phenomenon.
Zones: 5 - 10
Advantages: Attract Butterflies
Attract Birds: Deer Resistant
Fragrant Flower / Foliage: Good For Cut Flowers
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Mature Plant Size: 24-30" tall , 16-22" wide
Bloom Time: Early to late summer