The flowers are excellent for cutting. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It has attractive buttery yellow-variegated deciduous green foliage with hints of white throughout the season. Drought tolerant and fragrant, Summer Skies attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. For more information on growing Buddleia, click Growing Guide. There we offer some of the best landscaping shrubs available.
It's an especially nice foliage accent for perennial gardens and containers. They're fragrant, and attract butterflies and hummingbirds. I have never seen a list that included the Butterfly Bush as being able to tolerate the juglone nor have I seen it say that it is sensitive to juglone toxicity. Did you retain the soil on the root ball or shake a good bit of it off? During this time it has doubled in size and is flowering beautifully. Please contact our Customer Service Department at 1-800-503-9624 or email us at. We invite you to browse our online catalogs, and to join our email list for special offers and useful gardening tips.
. Depending upon the severity of winter, your butterfly bush may appear dead in spring. If you are not pleased with any purchase, please call us at 513 -354-1510 or email us and our Customer Service representatives will be happy to help you. State and Federal regulations prohibit us from shipping to other destinations. This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Please do not order plants which are not currently posted with a plant description and price. Cuttings may be taken from June through August from field-grown materials, however greenhouse-grown materials root readily throughout the year.
If you are just getting into butterfly gardening, you've got to get a butterfly bush! Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden. The foliage won't scorch in the sun, and it provides a cloudlike backdrop for the abundant pale lavender flowers. Hammis on Nov 17th 2018 I bought this plant previously from Hirt's and it has performed beautifully, so I wanted to add another one. The mutagenized seeds were germinated and grown on under greenhouse conditions. In cold-winter climates such as ours, plants are often killed almost to the ground. So with these non-invasive options available, why should butterflies be deprived of their favorite flower? In early June, cut off any branches which died over the winter. Best in full sun and moist but well-drained soil.
You want to give the plant enough space to settle into—but you do not want to do this every year. Kindly contact us with two weeks notice, if you'll be away at expected time of delivery. Treat them like a perennial in the north; dies back to the ground roots are hardy. However, the less severely pruned, the better it will flower. Upon maturation, the branches will intertwine to produce a multi-color appearance.
A high-drama plant for the summer garden, the soft violet-blue flowers of 'Summer Skies' buddleia contrast beautifully with the showy yellow and white variegated foliage. Pruning Prune only after new growth emerges in spring. We guarantee all of our plants, trees, and bulbs to be true to name and select only the finest quality. Butterfly bushes Buddleia davidii rank high on the list of hummingbird and butterfly attracting plants. Thanks Is the mold on the soil or on the plant itself? Inventory varies seasonally and changes from day to day, so we cannot guarantee that every plant will be in stock at all times - please contact the store directly for current availability.
This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. I don't know if it's the weather these past years or the density of buddleias, but I suspect both have contributed. Vigorous, highly floriferous plants can be marketed by the second growing season following over-wintering dormancy and pruning. Unlike older varieties, 'Summer Skies' Buddleia will not overwhelm the landscape, and never develop the weedy, unkempt habit so typical of Butterfly Bush. Buddleia are deciduous shrubs late to wake in the spring, but grow quickly once the ground begins to warm to provide prolific flowering.
This is a highly stable variety which is resistant to scorching even in full sun. Through their breeding program led by Dr. Starting in late spring, the clumps are topped with spikes of light lavender. The summer garden is gifted with fragrant soft-lilac-pink flower clusters. The lilac purple flowers are a striking contrast to the variegated foliage. The combination of wet soil and cold temperatures is particularly detrimental. Growing Tips Plant in full sun for best flowering.