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Tutti Fruitti Butterfly Bush

SKU: AM014868
$38.98
per Plant - 4" Pot
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Overview
'Tutti Fruitti' Butterfly Bush is a dwarf variety with striking purple blooms set upon compact mounding foliage. Its short stature offers many more planting options than full-sized butterfly bushes, including small-space beds and containers; it can even be used as a striking groundcover. The highly fragrant flowers attract butterflies and hummingbirds to your garden, and last from summer through frost. Deer resistant. (Buddleia)
key features
Botanical Name
Buddleia Flutterby Petite® Tutti Fruitti PP#22177
Advantages
Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Birds, Deer Resistant, Cut Flowers, Fragrant
Growing Zones
Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Soil Moisture
Dry, Average
Mature Height
24-30" tall
Mature Spread
16-22" wide
Bloom Time
Early to late summer

Description

Many gardeners plant several butterfly bushes together, so they grow into a shrub-like clump with blooms in all the colors--purple, pink and white.

Butterfly Bush is a shrub-like plant that looks sort of like a compact lilac, grows quickly and blooms in mid-summer. But the name tells you all about it: Butterflies just can’t resist the flowers, and flock to the plants when they're in bloom.

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 can’t resist it.

Here's why: It’s 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 it’s more than a name; it’s actually a botanical phenomenon.