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: Pollen may cause allergic reaction
Bloom Color: Medium Blue Blue-Violet
Bloom Time: Mid Summer Late Summer/Early Fall Mid Fall
Other details: This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
On Nov 25, 2004, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:
This variety of butterfly bush is a lovely shade of blue.
In cooler zones, Buddleias die back to the ground each year, sending up a dense group of new shoots in late spring that quickly develop into a 6-8ft shrub. In warmer zones, it can reach a height of 10'. It has a light scent which attracts butterflies and bees. I'm not sure about hummingbirds, but possibly they are attracted to this plant, too.
Two of these plants have been growing on my family property in Uhland, Tx, just ne of San Marcos, Tx, for at least 30 years. They are at least 12-14' high and bloom beautifully each spring until the early part of June. The blooms are a beautiful filler in rose bouquets! We never do anything to the bushes, except enjoy the flowers and the fragrance.
On Apr 14, 2004, langbr from Olathe, KS (Zone 6a) wrote:
Love this bush. Trim it back every spring and it's soon 4-foot tall and wide again! Profuse bloomer, butterfly and bee attracter, and gorgeous for cut flowers. Extremely hardy - I'm Zone 5b and it does fine in Zone 5.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
, Indian Springs Village, Alabama Lake Hamilton, Arkansas Morrilton, Arkansas Brea, California Lake Nacimiento, California Long Beach, California Martinez, California Menifee, California Quincy, Florida Saint Cloud, Florida Welaka, Florida Dacula, Georgia Douglas, Georgia Marietta, Georgia Winston, Georgia Roseland, Indiana Des Moines, Iowa Iowa City, Iowa Clay Center, Kansas Olathe, Kansas Hebron, Kentucky Leeds, Massachusetts Ludington, Michigan Royal Oak, Michigan Conway, Missouri Brentwood, New Hampshire Bay Head, New Jersey Lanoka Harbor, New Jersey Ossining, New York Cary, North Carolina Greenville, North Carolina Mars Hill, North Carolina Weaverville, North Carolina Defiance, Ohio Latta, South Carolina North Augusta, South Carolina Alice, Texas Austin, Texas Dallas, Texas Impact, Texas Irving, Texas Lincoln, Texas Port Arthur, Texas Spring Branch, Texas Westover Hills, Texas White Settlement, Texas Harrisonburg, Virginia Grand Mound, Washington Madison, Wisconsin Riverton, Wyoming