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Quick Overview

  • Attracts Butterflies,
  • Blooms All Summer,
  • Great in Landscapes,
Common Name:Butterfly Bush
Plant Type:Shrub
Brand:Proven Winners Shrubs
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 What is my zone?
Height:3 - 5 Feet
Spread:3 - 5 Feet
Exposure:Full Sun (+6 hrs.)
Blooms On:This Year's Growth
Nature Attractions:Bee-Friendly, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Critter Resistance:Deer
Flower Color:Purple Shades
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(Butterfly Bush) Purple Emperor™ Buddleia is a member of the English Butterfly Series™ of Buddleia developed by Elizabeth Keep of England. This breeding breakthrough is roughly half the size of the typical davidii cultivars. Purple Emperor™ exhibits large mauve-purple flowers above well behaved bushy plants. Very long-blooming and an excellent choice for containers! You will love the enchanting fragrance as much as the butterflies. A Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Flowering Shrub.
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PURPLE EMPEROR™ Buddleia davidii 'Pyrkeep'

Common Name Butterfly Bush
USDA Hardiness Zone 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Plant Type Shrub
Brand Proven Winners Shrubs
Sun Exposure Full Sun (+6 hrs.)
Soil Moisture Needs Dry, Moderate
Soil Type Sandy
Nature Attractions Bee-Friendly, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Critter Resistance Deer
Flower Color Purple Shades
Attributes Cut Flower or Foliage, Deciduous, Drought Tolerant, Fragrant
Design Use Border, Specimen
Blooms On This Year's Growth
Growth Habit Upright
Season of Interest (Flowering) Fall, Late Summer, Summer
Restricted States OR,WA

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Customer Reviews

Butterfly Favorite Review by Matthew C | Zone: 5b
These plants are great to have because they have pretty flowers in the summer and the butterflies like these plants a lot. I had several on mine last year. Unfortunately they do not provide a host for the butterfly larvae. These plants may look dead in the spring but by mid-June these plants are looking nice and they grow fast. Prune down any old branches that have no new growth in early spring. (Posted on 6/15/2010)
Wonderful Addition Review by Elizabeth | Zone: 5
Planted this year (2009) and I am in love. The blooms are gorgeous and it smells great. A wonderful addition to my garden! Well worth the price. (Posted on 6/8/2009)
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