Butterfly Bush Flutterby Grande Peach Cobbler

 
Pink and Orange Butterfly Bush Flutterby Grande Peach Cobbler, Buddleia, Butterfly Bush

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Both fragrant and stunning, this Butterfly Bush produces peach blooms with silvery foliage. Great for attracting beautiful wildlife to the garden. PPAF (Buddleia)

Zones 5 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Attract Birds
Attract Birds
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Mature Plant Size 48-72" tall (4-6 feet), 48-72" wide (4-6 feet)
Bloom Time Early to late summer
Size Plant - 2.5" pot
SKU 4BUDD

The Magic: How the Butterfly Bush works: Buddleia or Butterfly Bush has been a sensation in American gardens for years, and no wonder. This plant is easy to grow, blooms profusely, and has that magical quality: Butterflies cant resist it.

Here's why: Its not just the pretty flowers that attract the butterflies, like any bright flower. Buddleias emit a special honey-scented fragrance that lures butterflies like a moth to a light, and then once there, they find the flowers super-rich in nectar.

A butterfly bush in the garden will often be seen with a mass of butterflies on the flowers, especially during hot sunny afternoons. Buddleias attract other insects too, like moths, and the reddish ones strongly attract hummingbirds. So its more than a name; its actually a botanical phenomenon.

SKU 4BUDD
Common Name Butterfly Bush
Botanical Name Buddleia
Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Pink, Orange
Mature Height 48-72" tall (4-6 feet)
Estimated Mature Spread 48-72" wide (4-6 feet)
Bloom Time Early to late summer
Planting Depth Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As Potted Plant
Foliage Color Gray-Green
Foliage Silvery foliage
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Soil Moisture Dry, Average, Well Draining
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Attract Birds
Ships to Canada No

Planting Instructions for Butterfly Bushes:

Butterfly Bush
  1. Open the box immediately, protect from cold, and water each potted plant. Some of your butterfly bush plants may have new green growth and some may not. If you see no leaves, don't worry; this is normal. The roots in the pot are healthy and ready to grow in your garden.
  2. Plant as soon as you can. If your weather cooperates (above freezing), begin planting as soon as possible. If not, keep your butterfly bushes where they get some sun through a window, and keep them moist, not soggy.
  3. As you set out your potted butterfly bushes, dig to loosen the soil around and below the actual spot, and then set the rooted plant at the same level if was growing in the pot.
  4. Plant your butterfly bushes about 4-6' apart, depending on the variety.

  5. When you remove the plant from the pot, do not pull on the leaves or stems. Squeeze the pot a little and the roots and soil will slide out for you.
  6. Water well after planting, and continue to water at least every two weeks, depending on rainfall.

All About Butterfly Bushes

Butterfly Bush Bicolor

Butterfly Bush is easy and quick to grow

Butterfly bushes are popular and hardy from Zone 5 south to Zone 9. In the colder zones, they die to the ground each year like a perennial plants, but in more southern regions, they are somewhat evergreen. In the warmer states, butterfly bushes often grow to 10 or 12 ft. high, and require pruning to keep them shapely. They're happy in almost any soil and prefer moist ground, but will also do well in dryer spots. They need plenty of sun, but will be fine with some shade in the warmer areas. All this tells you that this plant is a tough one, and should be easy to grow in your garden. A well-grown specimen can be a magnificent "fountain" of flowers, since the stems with heavy flower clusters tend to arch in all directions.

The colors and named varieties.

You'll find pink, white, blue, and some very beautiful new bi-colors. Buddleia "Bicolor" created a sensation when it burst on the scene. It is one of the first with bi-colored blooms, often developing long clusters that range from bluish to raspberry to bright orange as you look from the tip to the base of the flower spike.

White Butterfly Bush

Some botanists think the basic white butterfly bush has the most potent lure for insects. That's "White Profusion" with it's very heavy flower heads shown on the right.

A butterfly bush with pink, blue and white flowers on the same plant? Hmmm.

If you've ever heard about this magical butterfly bush, I think I know why. During the 1990's a very well know perennial nursery, which shall remain nameless, began selling "a butterfly bush with three colors on the same plant." The offer was such a successful bonanza for them, they repeated it over and over in ad after ad. And hundreds of thousands of gardeners bought. Well, what they got was really three small seedlings of three different plants grouped into one pot—one white, one blue and one pink. It all worked well, since butterfly bushes grow so easily and quickly, it really did look like one leafy bush as it grew. But once the "bush" was up and blooming with all the colors, if you looked closely near the ground, you'd see three little trunks, not just one. The effect was definitely one handsome bush with blooms in all three colors, but it was simply three different bushes planted very close together.

New butterfly bushes to come?

The genus Buddleia (or Buddleja to be correct) is a group of several wild species that are cultivated and hybridized for the plants we enjoy. Most are from China, but some have been imported from South America as well. The most popular is B. davidii, which was brought into England's Kew Gardens in the 1880's, and is the parent of all the well-known butterfly bushes. However, according to "The Butterfly Website", some naturalists are still seeking out unknown species of Buddleia on the slopes of the Himalayas.

Don't confuse the butterfly bush with butterfly weed.

Some people mistakenly call another famous butterfly attracting plant "butterfly bush", but that's incorrect. "Butterfly weed" is the common name of our famous flame-orange milkweed native wildflower, Asclepias tuberosa. Learn more about butterfly weed »

Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Some perennials are shipped as potted plants, some as perennial roots packed in peat.  The ‘Plant Information’ section describes how that item will ship. All perennials and spring-planted bulbs are packaged to withstand shipping and are fully-guaranteed. Please open upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

Perennials and spring-planted bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or contact us by email.

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5.0

Butterfly Bush Flutterby Grande Peach Cobbler

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from Moses Lake, WA

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Pros

  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Fragrant
  • Healthy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden
    • Outdoors

    Comments about American Meadows Butterfly Bush Flutterby Grande Peach Cobbler:

    This plant was very small on arrival. It has done well and is luscious in vegetation growth. It does not look like it will bloom this year as it is a very young plant. It is expected to be a good bloomer next year. It is doing very well and should survive the high desert winters.

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    1.0

    No blooms, dead greenery

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    from Charlotte, NC

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          Comments about American Meadows Butterfly Bush Flutterby Grande Peach Cobbler:

          I planted these as instructed and I got growth very quickly. However, no flowers have bloomed and the green leaves have turned brown.

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          5.0

          a very tough plant!

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          from Henderson, Nevada

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          Pros

          • Plant It And It Grows
          • Puts Up With Hot Sun

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Yard Border

            Comments about American Meadows Butterfly Bush Flutterby Grande Peach Cobbler:

            I wanted a plant that could grow in the hot, dry, Las Vegas valley. This one performs!
            Looks a little weedy when the seed pods appear; but, you can't have everything.

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            5.0

            Great addition to my Cottage Garden!

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            from Rogers, AR

            Pros

            • Attracts Many Butterflies
            • Fast Growing Bush
            • Gorgeous blooms

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Cottage Garden
              • Patio Enclosure

              Comments about American Meadows Butterfly Bush Flutterby Grande Peach Cobbler:

              I gave a try, for the first time, to a Butterfly Bush and I ordered from American Meadows two -Peach Cobbler and Midnight Blue. I planted them in containers until I found the exact location in my new cottage garden. I planted the purple Buddelia in a way that encloses the patio area and the Peach Cobbler along the fence, facing the patio. I look at both of them at the same time and I can't decide which one is more beautiful than the other. Both have grown bushy and tall (3 ft). I receive them like two little twigs, but I knew they'll be just fine once I put them in soil. Very satisfied with my order.

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              5.0

              Awesome American Meadows!!!

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              from West Hempstead, NY

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              Pros

              • Abundant blooms
              • Beautiful blooms
              • Delivered when promised
              • Healthy plants
              • Protective Packaging
              • Superior Quality

              Cons

              • none

              Best Uses

              • Beautiful Outdoor Viewing
              • Enrich The Landscaping
              • Relaxing Environment

              Comments about American Meadows Butterfly Bush Flutterby Grande Peach Cobbler:

              This was a wonderful addition to my garden! It produced tons of blooms and was so beautiful! I looked forward to sitting in my garden and admiring this beautiful bush and the butterflies that it attracted!

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              5.0

              Beautiful bush, Grows fast

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              from Putnam County, New York

              Pros

              • Easy Care Fast Grower

              Cons

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                  Comments about American Meadows Butterfly Bush Flutterby Grande Peach Cobbler:

                  I ordered this bush last year and received a small, but healthy plant. It's a year later and I now have a full, vibrantly colored, healthy butterfly bush with lots of blooms. Although the bush was initially small, it is a fast grower. I did nothing other than plant it. It survived a yucky Fall season that included Hurricane Sandy and an equally nasty New York Winter. I highly recommend this product, especially if you're a butterfly lover. American Meadows never fails with their products.

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                  3.0

                  1st Year with the Peach Cobbler

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                  from Albany, Ohio

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                  Pros

                  • Fast grower
                  • Nice fragrance
                  • Plentiful Blooms

                  Cons

                  • Not Really Peach-colored

                  Best Uses

                  • Early-late Summer Accent

                  Comments about American Meadows Butterfly Bush Flutterby Grande Peach Cobbler:

                  When my Peach Cobbler Butterfly Bush arrived in the mail from American Meadows in the late spring, I was underwhelmed. I received a small plant with withered leaves placed in a protective cardboard container. I followed the planting directions and slowly this butterfly bush began to sprout leaves and later blooms. I watered this bush on a daily basis through one of the fiercest SE Ohio summers, and I was rewarded by a small bush (maybe 3' tall) with a profusion of long panicles. The blooms are alittle washed out in color, somewhere between a pink-ish-orange, but the fragrance was lovely. I am wondering how this bush will handle winter, but I am prepared to mulch it well and hope for the best. I also bought the white version of this bush and I actually liked the blooms a little better. I am very pleased with the basic quality of these bushes and how quickly and carefully American Meadows shipped the plants to me. I'd certainly purchase more plants from American Meadows.

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                  To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

                  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
                  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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