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Rainbow Butterfly Bush

Butterfly beacon!

  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun
  • Height/Habit: 6 - 10 feet
  • Zone: 5-9
  • Flowering Date: Mid summer to fall.

We ship this item in Fall

79954-Rainbow Butterfly Bush

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Rainbow Butterfly Bush

Description

The first Buddleia to offer multiple colors on one panicle. Beautiful blooms of lavender, pink and tangerine orange will delight you (as well as hummingbirds and butterflies) from midsummer into fall. Very easy to grow, despite heat, poor soil or drought! Forms a shrub 6-8' tall and wide. In northern climates, it will die back to the ground in winter and return to its full height each spring. Zones 5-9. Buddleia 'Bicolor'

Product Details
  • Season Fall
  • Unit of Measure1
  • Botanical NameBuddleia davidii 'Bicolor'
  • Ships As4" POT
  • Sun ExposureFull Sun
  • State RestrictionsAE AK GU HI OR PR WA
  • Spread6 - 8 feet
  • Spacing6 - 10 feet
  • Hardiness Zone5-9
  • Flowering DateMid summer to fall.
  • Planting InstructionsLoosen the soil, dig a hole twice the diameter of the plant container.
  • Winter CareMulch in colder climates, remove in early spring before growth starts.
  • Flower Color:orange, yellow
  • Flower FormLong terminal panicles up to 10" long of a masse of tiny star-like flowers.
  • Foliage TypeDark green, lanceolate leaves 4-10" long, white and glabrous beneath.
  • Soil RequirementWell drained, humus enriched soil.
  • PruningCut back all flowering stems close to the base (down to 12-15") in early spring. Early spring, as new growth begins.
  • Additional InformationIn northern climates Buddleias behave like herbaceous perennials with the top growth dying back in winter. Prune back to new growth in the spring. In southern climates, prune to shape.
  • Shipped4" POT
  • Height/Habit6 - 10 feet
  • Growth RateFast once established, which takes approximately 6-8 weeks.
Shipping Information

When will my order ship?

Orders for in-stock seeds, general merchandise and gift certificates are typically shipped within 5 business days.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping time frames outlined below:

*Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items July through August.

2017 Fall Shipping Schedule
Zone Perennials, Bulbs & Potted Plants
1A-6B 9/5/2017 – 11/03/2017
7A-10B 9/5/2017 - 11/17/2017
Last Order Date Zones 1-6: 10/30/2017
Zones 7-10: 11/13/2017

Shipping Note:

The type of product you order or the weather in our area or yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule.

Based on the contents of your order we always strive to ship your order complete, and as early as possible. Large orders may be shipped in more than one package.

Bare-root perennials, trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until full dormant. This promotes optimum transit conditions and success in your garden. In the Fall, these plants tend to arrive at the later end of the shipping window.

In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to send your order.

For trees and other oversize items, we do not ship to PO boxes and it will be delivered via FedEx Home delivery.

After you place your order, you will receive an email confirmation with the details of your order and a delivery estimate.

You will also receive an email notification when your order ships with an updated arrival estimate.

At any time after you place your order you can check your order status on our website using your email or the account number found in your order confirmation email.

Please note that we cannot ship outside of the 48 contiguous states.

Ratings and Reviews
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(9 customer reviews)
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Aug 13, 2017
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I purchased this bush last year and planted it in the fall. I also munched and it did not make it over the winter in southern Connecticut.
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Not as Expected
Aug 6, 2017
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I purchased 4 of these in spring 2017. 1 was less than half the size of the others. Although all have flourished over the summer, it is still noticeably smaller.I am also disappointed with the color. These are a bright lavender color from base to tip, not the mix of colors advertised.
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Didn't survive 1st year
Jun 13, 2017
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Received this last fall and planted before winter in NW Indiana. I mulched in the winter but it didn't survive. Maybe it was my clay soil, so I do not recommend if you're around Chicagoland.
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Beautiful prolific bushes - cold hardy
Apr 17, 2014
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I have 6 of these and absolutely love them. They have a nice hedge effect and cover up the ugly 3-4 foot tall service equipment in my back yard. Butterflies love them. The color is not quite as vibrant as I had hoped but that could be due to soil or water. Get them!
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Butterfly Bush
May 9, 2013
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Just beautiful and great smelling...the butterflies really do love it :)
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The REview
May 5, 2013
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Great plant that attracts butterflies
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Very Nice
Apr 8, 2012
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Just received two of these yesterday and I was very pleased. They were a very nice size and very healthy. I cant wait to see them when they bloom.
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Amazed!
Oct 9, 2011
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Planted in June. By July small buds appeared. By end of Aug. plant grew over 4 feet. Was amazed that some of the flowers were over 6 inches in length with beautiful colors of lavender, orange, yellow and purple in the first 3 months and is still blooming. Can't wait to see what next season brings.
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Lovely addition
May 31, 2011
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I purchased this last year for a full sun area of my garden. The varigated colors were interesting, the butterflies LOVED it, and it was practically drought tolerant since I did not water it nearly as frequently as I should have yet it bloomed prolifically! The only reason I am giving it 4 stars instead of 5 is that the blooms and overall plant size are smaller than what I was expecting. (The butterfly bushes I've had in the past were much larger.) That being said, it is such a nice plant that I am purchasing a second one this year to better fill in my garden.
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