The Bloomables® collection is made up of the best flowering shrubs that are easy to grow, offer high reward in the garden and have been carefully selected to look good in the garden. Bright colors, unique textures, and of course, amazing blooms, make this collection one-of-a-kind. These premium young dormant plants ship in a 2 quart pot, without leaves nor flowers in it's sleeping beauty stage as its all about starting with a solid foundation of roots. Dormant potted plants are less likely to be shocked by adverse shipping conditions and/or initial planting and save; shipping weight, time and money.
About this Variety
Butterfly Bush Dapper® Lavender, Buddleia davidii 'Buddaplav' PP33,625, from Bloomables® is the best compact Buddleia out there. Also known as Butterfly Bush. This ornamental deciduous shrub is exceptionally free-flowering and will produce new blooms throughout the season and into the fall. This compact and mounded variety offers non-brittle branches, as well as new blooms that bury older spent flowers, which means less dead-heading. Light purple blooms form in early summer. Very easy care. Plant in a mixed border, along a walkway or in a large patio container. Asexual propagation without proper authorization is prohibited.
- Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies
- Ships as a dormant young plant in a 2-quart nursery pot, in its sleeping beauty stage
- Dormant plants ship without leaves nor flowers as it's all about the roots
Summer to Fall
Grows 3-4' tall
Plant 3-4' apart, set root ball even with ground level
Grow as Perennial in zones 6-9. Grow as Annual elsewhere.
Soil preparation: Buddleia prefers rich, well-drained soil in full sun. Planting: Dig a hole 8-10" deep and wide enough so the roots can be spread apart. Return soil loosely to the depth needed by the plant, so that all of its roots will be covered with about 2" of soil. Place plant in hole, spread roots and fill with good loose garden soil. Watering: Water thoroughly at planting. While actively growing, water frequently and thoroughly so that water will reach roots. Mulching: Mulch to keep the soil cool and prevent soil from drying out.
Cut some stems back to the ground and cut some back by half to control the size of an established plant. Dwarf varieties should be pruned modestly as well. Deadhead when needed.