HGTV™ Blueberry Petite™ Butterfly Bush - Buddleia x 'Podaras #8'

Blueberry Petite™ Butterfly Bush is an exciting new compact growing Butterfly Bush that offers continuous lavender blue blooms starting in early summer through fall. It has distinctive dense spreading branching which produces more blooms than many other Buddleias making it ideal as a low growing hedge plant. This easy care shrub thrives in heat and humidity and is drought tolerant once established.

This Buddleia is an introduction from  Ball Ornamentals and selected for its heavy and long flowering; dense, mounded habit, and unique flowers which produce less viable seed.

Water Needs: 
Low
Foliage Color: 
Green
Flower Attributes: 
Fragrant
Long Bloom Time
Repeat Flowers
Showy Flowers
Landscape Uses: 
Border
Hedge
Container
Dry Areas
Foundation
Ground Cover
Garden Styles: 
Cottage
Modern
Xeriscape
Light Needs: 
Full Sun
Plant Types: 
Height: 
24-36"
Spread: 
24-36"
Flower Colors: 
Blue
Flower Seasons: 
Summer
Fall
Special Features: 
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Hummingbirds
Dry Areas
Growth Habits: 
Compact
Round
Cold Hardiness: 
Zone 5
Average: 4 (2 votes)

Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun. Plants tolerate some soil dryness, but perform poorly in wet conditions. In USDA Zones 5 and 6, plants may die to the ground in harsh winters with roots surviving and then simply grow back the following spring in such years as if they were herbaceous perennials. Even if plants do not die to the ground in winter, they often grow more vigorously, produce superior flowers and maintain better shape if cut close to the ground in late winter each year. Produces few seeds (almost sterile). They flower continuously from June to frost, with no need to deadhead spent blooms.

Grows Great With

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