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Lil' Raspberry Butterfly Bush

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$21.99
  • Produces magenta blooms with a sweet fragrance. Attracts bees and butterflies
  • Matures to 2-3' wide by 2-3' tall
  • Hardy in USDA Zones 5 - 10
  • Plant in full sun
  • Cannot Ship to CA, OR or WA
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Description

Lil' Raspberry Butterfly Bush has magenta flowers with a light, sweet fragrance that attracts pollinators like butterflies and bees, which is excellent for biodiversity in your garden. All the varieties of Butterfly Candy are well-branched and are ideal for containers and smaller gardens because of their size. These flowering perennials mature to 2–3' high x 2–3' wide. Butterfly Candy butterfly bushes are easy-care, prune-free, and water-wise once established.

Butterfly Candy is a perennial and will produce new foliage in late spring in warmer climates and early summer in colder parts of the country. Magenta blooms of Lil' Raspberry Buddleia will start to emerge in the summer and continue into fall.

Butterfly Candy Butterfly Bush Care

Sunlight Requirements for Butterfly Bush

Butterfly Candy bushes grow and flower best in full sun to part shade. However, they require a minimum of 8 hours of sunlight. They can grow in partial shade in warmer climates but still need at least 6 hours of sun, or it will reduce their flower production.

Are Buddleia Bushes Cold Hardy?

Buddleia is tolerant to temperatures as low as -20°C and thrives in USDA Zones 5-10, making it viable for most continental United States. However, be patient with buddleia since the shrub might not flush in the spring as soon as other perennials.

Watering Butterfly Bushes

Buddleia plants enjoy moist, well-draining soil that is rich in nutrients. Water weekly during the spring and summer and allow the top layer of soil to dry out between watering to prevent root rot. After your Butterfly Candy is established, it will be a water-wise plant that will only require water during periods of extreme drought.

When to Prune Buddleia

Since new growth appears on new wood, pruning can wait until the new wood is ready to grow in the spring. Be patient with your Butterfly Candy shrub because it flushes later than other perennials.

Deadheading is encouraged with buddleia. Deadheading means that you trim the spent flower spikes to encourage new shoots and flower buds. The practice of deadheading also prevents seeds from forming and dropping from the spent flowers, keeping your Butterfly Candy tidy and compact.

Fertilizing Flowering Buddleia Plants

As a blooming plant, butterfly bushes do well with an all-purpose fertilizer or a rose fertilizer intended to promote blooming. You can apply your fertilizer in the spring and early summer. You shouldn't apply fertilizer after July.

Spacing Recommendations

If you are planting rows of butterfly bushes, you will want to space them about 2-3 feet apart if you desire dense cover. If you're going to show off the mounding habit and provide more space between each fern, plant them at least 4+ feet apart.

Where to Use Butterfly Bushes

Plant your butterfly bush in sunny locations with 6-8 hours of sunlight daily. You can use them as short hedge rows that complement evergreen shrubs like boxwoods, nandinas, gardenias, or distylium. Since these are compact growing perennials, they are perfect for containers and patio gardens.

Planting Instructions

  • Dig in your native soil a hole as deep and wide as the container. We recommend planting in native soil for best acclimation.
  • Fill the hole with water and thoroughly water the new plant; allow both to drain.
  • Gently place the plant on its side and remove the pot. Place your hand on the bottom of the plant and put it in the hole.
  • Return native soil around the root ball, wetting and gently tamping down.
  • To complete this, create a shallow trench around the base of the plant to contain the water when watering.
  • Mulch 1-2" deep around the plant, avoiding the area closest to the stem.

Care & Use

Getting Started: Understanding Your New Plant

Review your plant's information on our website or the tag that comes with it. Be mindful of sunlight preferences, soil type, and spacing needs.

Our plants are adaptable but grow best in the correct USDA Zones. Click here to learn more about your USDA Zone.

Planting Instructions

Dig a Hole

First, dig a hole three times the width of the root ball of your plant. This makes it easier for the root system to spread out quickly. Dig the hole deep enough that your plant will sit level with or slightly above the ground around it.

Amend Your Soil

Mix your native soil with rich gardening soil to provide extra nutrients and support plant growth. If your soil is clay-heavy, we recommend mixing your native clay soil with equal parts of Pine Bark mulch to improve drainage and the overall breathability of your soil.

Place Your Plant

Examine the roots. If they appear tightly bound, gently coax them apart; this ensures they can spread into the new soil. Place your plant in the hole so the top of the rootball is even with the surrounding soil—Backfill around it with the amended soil mixture. The roots need access to oxygen for your plant to thrive, so do not cover the rootball; place soil around it.

Mulch Your Plants

Top the soil beneath your plant with 3-4 inches of mulch to help it retain moisture. Be careful not to cover the rootball - your new plants roots need access to oxygen.

Water Your Plant

Soak the plant with a hose afterward to hydrate the plant, as well as get the soil and mulch situated. Develop a regular watering schedule based on your plant's needs and local weather patterns. Remember, over watering is just as, if not more, harmful than under watering.

Spacing Recommendations

Spacing Recommendations

If you are planting rows of butterfly bushes, you will want to space them about 2-3 feet apart if you desire dense cover. If you're going to show off the mounding habit and provide more space between each plant, plant them at least 4+ feet apart.

  • Scientific Name
    Buddleia davidii ‘BotEx 001’ PPAF
  • Hardiness Zone
    5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
  • Sun Exposure
    Full Sun
  • Evergreen or Deciduous
    Deciduous
  • Features
    Aromatic, Attracts Birds / Butterflies, Flowering, Heat Tolerant
  • Feature Color
    Pink
  • Uses
    Accent, Border, Container, Mass Planting
  • Water Needs
    Medium
  • Bloom Season
    Summer, Fall

Growing Zones : 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10

Map of USDA Zones 5-10

Butterfly Candy Butterfly Bush

Invite the butterflies to your garden with this super compact, heat-loving Butterfly Candy butterfly bush. These buddleia will bring a splash of fragrant, colorful blooms to your garden from spring to fall. Plant these easy-care shrubs for all of your favorite pollinators, and they will not be disappointed!

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Butterfly Candy Butterfly Bush

Lil' Raspberry Butterfly Bush

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Lil' Raspberry Butterfly Bush has magenta flowers with a light, sweet fragrance that attracts pollinators like butterflies and bees, which is excellent for biodiversity in your garden. All the varieties of Butterfly Candy are well-branched and are ideal for containers and smaller gardens because of their size. These flowering perennials mature to 2–3' high x 2–3' wide. Butterfly Candy butterfly bushes are easy-care, prune-free, and water-wise once established.

Butterfly Candy is a perennial and will produce new foliage in late spring in warmer climates and early summer in colder parts of the country. Magenta blooms of Lil' Raspberry Buddleia will start to emerge in the summer and continue into fall.

Butterfly Candy Butterfly Bush Care

Sunlight Requirements for Butterfly Bush

Butterfly Candy bushes grow and flower best in full sun to part shade. However, they require a minimum of 8 hours of sunlight. They can grow in partial shade in warmer climates but still need at least 6 hours of sun, or it will reduce their flower production.

Are Buddleia Bushes Cold Hardy?

Buddleia is tolerant to temperatures as low as -20°C and thrives in USDA Zones 5-10, making it viable for most continental United States. However, be patient with buddleia since the shrub might not flush in the spring as soon as other perennials.

Watering Butterfly Bushes

Buddleia plants enjoy moist, well-draining soil that is rich in nutrients. Water weekly during the spring and summer and allow the top layer of soil to dry out between watering to prevent root rot. After your Butterfly Candy is established, it will be a water-wise plant that will only require water during periods of extreme drought.

When to Prune Buddleia

Since new growth appears on new wood, pruning can wait until the new wood is ready to grow in the spring. Be patient with your Butterfly Candy shrub because it flushes later than other perennials.

Deadheading is encouraged with buddleia. Deadheading means that you trim the spent flower spikes to encourage new shoots and flower buds. The practice of deadheading also prevents seeds from forming and dropping from the spent flowers, keeping your Butterfly Candy tidy and compact.

Fertilizing Flowering Buddleia Plants

As a blooming plant, butterfly bushes do well with an all-purpose fertilizer or a rose fertilizer intended to promote blooming. You can apply your fertilizer in the spring and early summer. You shouldn't apply fertilizer after July.

Spacing Recommendations

If you are planting rows of butterfly bushes, you will want to space them about 2-3 feet apart if you desire dense cover. If you're going to show off the mounding habit and provide more space between each fern, plant them at least 4+ feet apart.

Where to Use Butterfly Bushes

Plant your butterfly bush in sunny locations with 6-8 hours of sunlight daily. You can use them as short hedge rows that complement evergreen shrubs like boxwoods, nandinas, gardenias, or distylium. Since these are compact growing perennials, they are perfect for containers and patio gardens.

Planting Instructions

Pot size

  • 2.5 Quart
  • 1.5 Gallon
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