Our butterfly bushes are shipped bare root currently 6-12''. They are well rooted, trimmed once or twice, and most will bloom this summer! By next July, they should be 3 to 4 feet high and attract butterflies (and hummingbirds) like a magnet. Butterfly bushes are hardy in zones 5 - 9. If you live in a colder zone, the tops in your butterfly bushes will likely die back over the winter. Even so, they will come back the next growing season bigger and better then before. Butterfly bushes prefer full sun (they must receive eight or more hours of sun a day to thrive).
Buddleia davidii 'Royal Red' (Butterfly Bush)#88 Sun Zone: 5-10 Grows to 80" tall Origin: China This 1928 hybrid from Good and Reese Nursery in Ohio is still one of the most sought-after of the butterfly bushes. Each 6-7' tall specimen is topped from early summer through fall with long panicles of delightfully fragrant, brilliant violet flowers (RHS 81A)... it's only red for color-blind butterflies and folks who write garden catalogs! FRAGRANT
Tip: Cut faded flowers off a butterfly bush regularly to keep it blooming throughout the summer.
Flowering: Blooming Growth Rate: Fast growth rate Light requirements: Full Sun Plant Group: Perennial, Shrub Plant Type: Deciduous Plant Zone: Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10 Size at Maturity: 6 - 10 ft Size at time of shipping:6-12'' Ships bare root