Adonis Butterfly Bush

Adonis Butterfly Bush
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Plant Information
Common Name Adonis Butterfly Bush
Botanical Name Buddleia davidii Adonis
Plant Type Perennial
Mature Height 4 to 5 ft
Mature Width 4 to 5 ft
Growth Habit Upright
Bloom Color Dark Blue
Bloom Interest Showy
Bloom Period June to September
Seasonal Interest Summer, Fall
Foliage Color Medium Green
Foliage Type Simple
Fall Color Insignificant
Attributes Clay Soil, Rabbit Resistant
Attracts Butterflies Yes
Attracts Birds No
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
USDA Hardiness Zone 5 to 9
Zoned for KC Region Yes
Water Preference Dry,Moist,Well-drained
Maintenance Level Low
Cost Moderate
Watering Notes Water weekly if less than 1" of rain falls. Mulch is helpful to keep the moisture even.
Fertilize Notes Apply compost lightly to top the soil each spring.
Prune Notes Cut bushes only to tidy up floppy branches in fall after bloom. Then prune hard in spring to produce new flowering growth. Remove any winter kill.