Hardiness: 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
Bloom Color: Pink Rose/Mauve
Bloom Time: Mid Summer Late Summer/Early Fall Mid Fall
Foliage: Deciduous Herbaceous
Other details: This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds Flowers are fragrant Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Soil pH requirements: 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic) 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral) 7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
On Oct 3, 2011, Tibble22 from Panama City Beach, FL wrote:
Bought this plant early this past Spring and planted it immediately. It is now early Autumn and the plant still has done very little. It gets full sun and is watered regularly. Spikes of blooms have been very small, not fragrant and spindley. The entire plant has only grown about an inch all season. I plan on yanking it out of my garden and tossing it. Back home in Chicago we had them as kids and they grew profusely and attracked bees and butterflies, not here in Florida.
On Sep 8, 2010, suentommy from Souderton, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:
Love this bush. The flower spikes look so beautiful Today is a windy day and they are nodding in the breeze and the fragrance comes right into my home. I made sure I planted them so that when the wind blew I'd get the fragrance inside.
On Aug 6, 2007, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:
I think this is a very beautiful cultivar but I lost mine suddenly, I think due to excessive rains. I will get another one. I have 3-4 other cultivars that were totally unfazed by the rains, so I'm a little puzzled.
On Oct 22, 2005, ZZsBabiez from Lodi, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:
Talk about drought resistance!!
I found a bush laying on the ground that hadn't been watered in 5 years other than by Mother Nature. It was alive, but somewhat shriveled, with broken limbs and very sparse. This bush has teeny tiny blooms (compared to these pictures) it is starving to death, but it is an exact duplicate to the picture of that majestic bloom in the picture. This one has found a loving home and I will do my best to bring it back to it's original beauty.
I love this butterfly bush! Mine is 12 ft and flowering now, and this morning I saw a swallowtail butterfly and hummingbird on it. Flowers are sweetly scented, it likes dry conditions w/a little water. Easy to grow and beautiful.
On Jul 12, 2005, jamie68 from Vancouver, WA (Zone 8b) wrote:
Buttrfly bushes are all pretty plants in my opinion....but this one is stunning!!! Gorgeous, soft pink flowers with an orange eye on spikes well over one foot long...and born in profusion!!! When cut back to 6"-12" in late winter - early spring, it can attain 10 ft by summer, with a beautiful shape!! I have several Buddliea, this is easily my favorite! And the fragrance....WOW!!!! A+++
On Nov 25, 2004, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:
Most butterfly bushes are hardy in zones 5 - 9. If you live in zone 5 or a colder zone, the tops in your butterfly bushes will likely die back over the winter. Even so, they will come back the next growing season bigger and better then before. Butterfly bushes prefer full sun (they must receive eight or more hours of sun a day to thrive). This cultivar can reach a height of up to 10'. It's pink flower spikes are stunningly beautiful.
On Jan 10, 2003, lupinelover from Grove City, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:
The flower spikes are very beautiful on this cultivar. It should be cut to the ground every year to keep it in shape and size. Seeds do not come true.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Blytheville, Arkansas Bayview, California Cambrian Park, California Eureka, California Jacumba, California Laguna West-lakeside, California Oakley, California Perris, California Redondo Beach, California Sonoma, California Bear, Delaware Chiefland, Florida Crooked Lake Park, Florida Dania Beach, Florida Delray Beach, Florida Sebring, Florida Dacula, Georgia Lakeview Estates, Georgia Chicago, Illinois Oak Lawn, Illinois Gulivoire Park, Indiana Nashville, Indiana Princeton, Kansas Hebron, Kentucky Shreveport, Louisiana Sandwich, Massachusetts Brooklyn, Michigan Dearborn Heights, Michigan Madison, Mississippi St Peters, Missouri Candia, New Hampshire Bay Head, New Jersey Denville, New Jersey Verona, New Jersey Canada De Los Alamos, New Mexico Buffalo, New York Crown Heights, New York Bowmore, North Carolina Candler, North Carolina Carthage, North Carolina Dover, Ohio Rio Grande, Ohio Thurman, Ohio Tulsa, Oklahoma Cheshire, Oregon Catasauqua, Pennsylvania Clearfield, Pennsylvania East Rochester, Pennsylvania Greensburg, Pennsylvania Souderton, Pennsylvania West Wyomissing, Pennsylvania Providence, Rhode Island Bluffton, South Carolina Gilbert, South Carolina Lexington, South Carolina North, South Carolina North Augusta, South Carolina Austin, Texas Cumings, Texas Irving, Texas Richmond, Texas Westover Hills, Texas Lexington, Virginia Mc Lean, Virginia Norfolk, Virginia Sterling, Virginia Vancouver, Washington