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Butterfly Bush – Dwarf

Scientific Name: Buddleia ‘Humdinger Little Nugget’

Common Name(s):
Butterfly Bush – Dwarf

Categories:
Shrub

Comment:
Buddleia is a very hardy plant, with possible dieback to the crown in zones 5 and 6. New growth will sprout in the spring. In other zones the plant may be pruned close to the ground in late winter to produce superior flowers. There could be problems with nematodes in sandy soil. Some people’s skin is sensitive to the foliage.

Height:
30-36 inches

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Dwarf Butterfly Bush Bloom Photo by Tracie Bowers

Flowering Period:
June – October with deadheading of flowers

Flower Color:
Purple, Lavender, White

Usage:
Backdrop for perennial gardens, butterfly gardens

Hardiness:
USDA Hardiness zone 5-10

Propagation:
Cuttings

Exposure:
Full Sun

Soil:
Well-drained soil, ph 6-7. Waterlogged plants roots will rot.

Regions:
Mountains, Piedmont, Coastal Plain

Origins:
China

Pollinator(s) attracted:
Butterflies, Bees

Page by Tracie Bowers EMGV

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