Nanho Blue Butterfly Bush
Commonly known as Buddleia Nanho Blue Butterfly Bushes attract butterflies and hummingbirds to your garden with their unusual dark blue to purple blooms. In cooler zones, butterfly bushes die back to the ground each year, sending up a dense group of new shoots in late spring that quickly develop into a 4 to 6 feet shrub. The Nanho Blue bush is a garden plant with lightly scented blooms. Generally blooming from June till frost, this summer flowering bush will make excellent additions to your butterfly garden.
Tips for Growing Butterfly Bush Shrubs:
Butterfly Bush Shrubs can be planted in full/partial sun with 4 to 8 foot spacing. They generally look their best in groupings of 3 to 5 plants. Alkaline soil (pH 6.5 to 7.0) is usually preferred. Fertilize in spring/summer with a slow release fertilizer. Deadheading them will keep the plants blooming longer during the season. Butterfly bushes can be cut back nearly to the ground in winter. As they age, you may find yourself with more of a shrub that can be merely pruned in winter.
One of the most common problems that buddleias experience is spider mites, which can be handled with regular (monthly) spraying of a miticide. Check for spider mites by taking a piece of plain white paper and placing it under several of the branches/leaves, tap the higher branches. If you see tiny red or rust colored spots on the paper, the plant is infected.
Nanho Blue Butterfly Bush plants ship in 3.5 inch pots.
This item cannot ship into Oregon.
Plants shipping to CA and AZ addresses will be bare rooted before being prepped for shipping.
- Category: Shrubs, Butterfly Bushes, Flowering Shrubs, Fast Growing Shrubs
- Plant Type: Deciduous
- Light Requirement: Full Sun, Partial
- Soil Condition: Well Drained, Moist
- Bloom Season: Summer, Autumn
- Bloom Color: Blue, Purple
- Mature Height: 5 - 6ft
- Growth Rate: Fast-Growing
- Planting Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
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Please Note: Beginning in September, many plants begin to go dormant.
Some plants may have already dropped their leaves, died back to the ground or are beginning to turn yellow when they arrive to you. Deciduous trees, shrubs, perennials and groundcovers do go dormant.
This is a normal stage for plants at this time of the year. Plant upon arrival as roots continue to grow while the ground is warm. Some plants require seasonal maintenance and may have been pruned.