Rainbow Butterfly Bush

Puts on a Striking Color Display in Late Summer

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Rainbow Butterfly Bush

Puts on a Striking Color Display in Late Summer

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Listen to why this is Niles' favorite.
Splendid sweet-scented panicles are filled with tiny star-shaped flowers in a colorful mix of lavender, orange and butterscotch-yellow–a spectacular sight when it blooms in late summer to fall! The blooms are perfect for cut-flower arrangements and will bring loads of hummingbirds and butterflies to your garden. This virtually carefree, deer-resistant shrub stands 6-8 ft. tall when mature and performs best in sunny sites with humus-enriched, well-drained soil. Zones 5-9.
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Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country using the shipping timeframes outlined below. We continually monitor weather conditions for extreme hot or cold and adjust shipping schedules as needed. Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items in July and August.

Spring 2022 Shipping Schedule
ZONE All Other Perennials & Potted Plants
1A-4A 5/2/22 - 6/3/22
4B 5/2/22 - 6/3/22
5A 4/11/22 - 6/3/22
5B 3/28/22 - 6/3/22
6A 3/14/22 - 6/3/22
6B 2/28/22 - 6/3/22
7A 2/24/22 - 6/3/22
7B 2/21/22 - 6/3/22
8A 2/17/22 - 5/13/22
8B 2/14/22 - 5/13/22
9A & B 2/7/22 - 5/13/22
10A & B 2/7/22 - 5/13/22
Last Order Date 1A-7B: 6/3/22
8A-10B: 5/9/22

Additional Shipping Notes:

The type of product you order or the weather in our area to yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule, shifting earlier or later, depending.

Trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until full dormant for optimum stress protection.

In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to send your orders via the U.S. Postal Service or FedEx. Large orders or large items may be shipped to you in multiple packages.

Sorry, we cannot ship products to Hawaii, Alaska, APO/FPO or outside the contiguous United States. Please provide a street address as some products are unable to be delivered to Post Office boxes.

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Product Details

  • Botanical Name: Buddleia davidii 'Bicolor'
  • Height: 72 - 120
  • Spacing: 6 - 10'
  • Spread:6 - 8'
  • Light Required:Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Color: Lavender, butterscotch Yellow and orange
  • Size: 4" Pot
  • Blooms: Mid Summer, Late Summer, Fall
  • Zone: 5-9
  • Form: Shrub
  • Flower Form: Long terminal panicles up to 10" long of a masse of tiny star-like flowers.
  • Growth Rate: Fast once established, which takes approximately 6-8 weeks.
  • Pruning: Cut back all flowering stems close to the base (down to 12-15") in early spring. Early spring, as new growth begins.
  • Foliage: Dark green, lanceolate leaves 4-10" long, white and glabrous beneath.

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