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Buddleja 'Miss Ruby'

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Family: Buddlejaceae
Genus: Buddleja (BUD-lee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Miss Ruby
Additional cultivar information: (PP19950)
Hybridized by Werner; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2007

Synonym:Buddleia

9 vendors have this plant for sale.

3 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Perennials
Shrubs

Height:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Pink

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:
Deciduous

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
This plant is resistant to deer
Flowers are good for cutting

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Patented

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From hardwood cuttings
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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Profile:

1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral weedsfree On Sep 19, 2014, weedsfree from Magna, UT (Zone 7a) wrote:

This is my third time trying butterfly bush but the first time with this one and buying one so large. It is already 2' tall or so. When I went to the nursery, this cultivar was doing the best. The others they had must have been earlier bloomers. Either that or they have outgrown the pots. The ones I bought still have vibrant flowers on them and they are nicely fragrant. Smells a little like lilacs. I am excited to try this one as I was told at the garden center that they don't mind heat and they bloom from summer, right up to a freeze. There were a couple of people there that were talking about how this cultivar was their favorite. I can only dream and hope that this will be mine too. We shall see what happens after it's first winter. I will update my rating in the spring.

Positive ShrubSource On Mar 26, 2009, ShrubSource from Zeeland, MI wrote:

Buddleia - Miss Ruby Butterfly Bush

'Miss Ruby' is a sweetheart of a plant noted for its compact habit and remarkably vivid, rich pink blooms. The flower color is unlike any other Buddleia. It is very well branched which results in lots of beautiful fragrant flowers. This new Butterfly Bush has silver-green leaves, and has a tight growth habit. Now even gardeners with limit space can attract butterflies and hummingbirds to their garden with 'Miss Ruby' Buddleia. Cut back heavily in the spring for better flowering. Dies back to the ground in the northern states (roots are hardy).

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Lawrenceville, Georgia
Elba, New York
Broadway, North Carolina
Rolesville, North Carolina
Wake Forest, North Carolina
Tomball, Texas



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