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)
This is a great bush with beautiful blooms. It has grown very big even after dying down to sticks from getting too much rain. We had tons of rain for a week in the spring and I thought it was dead. It came right back and is bigger than ever!
On Sep 14, 2010, Clary from Lewisburg, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:
I had this plant for 2 years. The growth of the shrub was excellent, and like my other buddlejas it flowered heavily.
However, something about the flower development was off because the buds would burst open and die the same day, so there were only ever buds and dried flowers on each branch. Not beautiful, not fragrant, and not attractive to nectar-feeders.
This condition occurred in varying temperature and rainfall conditions, so I removed the plant.
On Apr 12, 2010, braun06 from Peoria Heights, IL (Zone 5b) wrote:
I was not impressed with this plant. All the marketing photos show a variety of colors on each flower head but the plant I had only caried the same color with golden center to each floret. I dont know if this is typical.
On Oct 16, 2006, Meredith79 from Southeastern, NH (Zone 5b) wrote:
I think this is the only butterfy bush worth having. It is very fragrant and the fragrance is much nicer than the smell of all the other butterfly bushes I have and that I've seen in nurseries. Oh, and of course all butterflies love it! Just beware, butterfly bushes have been put on many states invasive plant lists. I keep mine dead-headed just in case, it needs it to bloom it's best anyways.
On Jan 16, 2005, slvossler from Lansing, MI (Zone 5b) wrote:
I have had this buddleia in my yard for 2 years. It is a pleasant specimen. It remains relatively small in contrast to some the others that I have. It does attract butterflies and hummingbirds into my yard. I would suggest this plant to anyone in the northern zones looking for a smaller butterfly bush to add to their garden. ( I live in zone 5b).
On Jan 3, 2004, KillerChihuahua from Merritt Island, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:
Fantastic plant, like all butterfly bushes, and this one has amazing colors - rasberry to gold.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Conway, Arkansas Fayetteville, Arkansas Amesti, California Hydesville, California Merritt Island, Florida Brunswick, Georgia Peoria Heights, Illinois West Friendship, Maryland Lansing, Michigan St Peters, Missouri Hudson, New Hampshire Ramblewood, New Jersey Vale, North Carolina Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Beaverton, Oregon Houston, Pennsylvania Mount Joy, Pennsylvania Penn Wynne, Pennsylvania North Augusta, South Carolina Fairview Beach, Virginia Grand Mound, Washington Ridgefield, Washington Seattle, Washington