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Ultra Violet Buddleia

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$36.98
  • Brilliant violet blooms that attract bees and butterflies
  • Matures to 4-5′ H x 3′ W
  • Hardy in USDA Zones 5 - 9
  • Plant in full sun
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Description

A Butterfly bush outside of the norm, the Ultra Violet Buddleia will have the pollinators lining up to visit your landscape. Brilliant violet blooms will grace your landscape from late spring, through summer, and continuing into fall. You'll want to include the Ultra Violet in any butterfly garden you may be assembling. Honeybees and butterflies flock to the Ultra Violet's tantalizing bloom panicles season after season. Additionally, use the Ultra Violet to draw them in, then get them to stick around by planting host plants for caterpillars, such as milkweed, alfalfa, dill, and fennel.

Here's a list of additional butterfly host plants from Birds & Blooms.

Unlike traditional Buddleia, Ultra Violet™ Buddleia is naturally compact and will max out at around 4-5' H x 3' W. With its smaller growth habit, you'll be able to use this Buddleia in locations that were never possible beforehand. Use them as a low border, container, mass planting, or accent plant.

Mass plantings will create an otherworldly display when scores of gorgeous purple blooms are visited by dozens of hungry, beautiful butterflies.

Border plantings will create a stunning barrier, full of blooms and pollinators. You'll be able to smell that subtle but familiar Buddleia blossom scent as you walk by.

Container plantings are the surprising spot where the Ultra Violet shines. Bring the blooms to you with a Buddleia container on your patio or porch. Its compact nature assures that you are able to create a lasting display. Additionally, feel free to remove some blooms to use as cut flowers. This will help to encourage the Ultra Violet to bloom even more.

Ultra Violet Buddleia Care

Hardy from USDA Zones 5-9.

Plant the Ultra Violet in Full Sun for best results.

This Buddleia is also tolerant of most soil types. However, well-draining soil will help ensure long-term success.

Deadhead spent blooms, and trim the plant back in fall to promote more dense growth.

Fertilize in early spring with a slow-release or organic balanced fertilizer.

This plant was featured in Southern Living's Garden Plans!

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 Your Ultra Violet Buddleia

For a seamless planting, plant your Ultra Violet Buddleia 2-2.5 feet apart from the plant center to the plant center. Otherwise, space them 2 feet for solid hedges or mass plantings and 5 feet or more for space between plants.

  • Scientific Name
    Buddleia 'PDSI-1'
  • Hardiness Zone
    5, 6, 7, 8, 9
  • Sun Exposure
    Full Sun
  • Evergreen or Deciduous
    Deciduous
  • Features
    Aromatic, Attracts Birds / Butterflies, Dwarf, Fast Growth, Flowering, Reblooming, Sun Loving
  • Feature Color
    Green, Purple
  • Uses
    Accent, Border, Container, Mass Planting
  • Water Needs
    Medium
  • Bloom Season
    Spring, Summer, Fall

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

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Ultra Violet Buddleia

$36.98

A Butterfly bush outside of the norm, the Ultra Violet Buddleia will have the pollinators lining up to visit your landscape. Brilliant violet blooms will grace your landscape from late spring, through summer, and continuing into fall. You'll want to include the Ultra Violet in any butterfly garden you may be assembling. Honeybees and butterflies flock to the Ultra Violet's tantalizing bloom panicles season after season. Additionally, use the Ultra Violet to draw them in, then get them to stick around by planting host plants for caterpillars, such as milkweed, alfalfa, dill, and fennel.

Here's a list of additional butterfly host plants from Birds & Blooms.

Unlike traditional Buddleia, Ultra Violet™ Buddleia is naturally compact and will max out at around 4-5' H x 3' W. With its smaller growth habit, you'll be able to use this Buddleia in locations that were never possible beforehand. Use them as a low border, container, mass planting, or accent plant.

Mass plantings will create an otherworldly display when scores of gorgeous purple blooms are visited by dozens of hungry, beautiful butterflies.

Border plantings will create a stunning barrier, full of blooms and pollinators. You'll be able to smell that subtle but familiar Buddleia blossom scent as you walk by.

Container plantings are the surprising spot where the Ultra Violet shines. Bring the blooms to you with a Buddleia container on your patio or porch. Its compact nature assures that you are able to create a lasting display. Additionally, feel free to remove some blooms to use as cut flowers. This will help to encourage the Ultra Violet to bloom even more.

Ultra Violet Buddleia Care

Hardy from USDA Zones 5-9.

Plant the Ultra Violet in Full Sun for best results.

This Buddleia is also tolerant of most soil types. However, well-draining soil will help ensure long-term success.

Deadhead spent blooms, and trim the plant back in fall to promote more dense growth.

Fertilize in early spring with a slow-release or organic balanced fertilizer.

This plant was featured in Southern Living's Garden Plans!

Pot size

  • 2 Gallon
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