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Butterfly Bush White Ball

SKU: AM014817
per Plant - 3" Pot
No longer available this season.

True to its name, the silvery panicles of ‘White Ball’ butterfly bush are alive with butterflies from summer through fall. A cottage garden favorite, this small to mid-size cultivar is perfect for smaller, sunny spaces that are planted with pollinators in mind. ‘White Ball’ is a deer-resistant shrub with a terrific habit and fragrance. (Buddleia davidii ‘White Ball’)

key features
Botanical Name
Buddleia davidii
Growing Zones
Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Attracts Butterflies, Rabbit Resistant, Naturalizes, Cut Flowers, Fragrant
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height
48-60" tall
Bloom Time
Late summer to fall


4-5’ tall x 5-6’ wide. The grey-green foliage of ‘White Ball’ butterfly bush stands out in a garden for its neat, compact habit and fabulous texture. When it blooms in early summer, the ‘wow’ effect is magnified by hundreds of cone-shaped panicles that open slowly from base to tip. It’s loved by gardeners and pollinators for these honey-scented blooms that speak of old-fashioned lemonade summers. ‘White Ball’ does best in a sunny, well-draining situation, but will cope well with average or poorer soils. Deadheading spent blossoms encourages further flower formation on lateral stems – preserving the show through fall and keeping seed formation down in areas where butterfly bush has become invasive. In very early spring, the entire shrub can be cut back inches from the ground to maintain the spherical habit throughout the season. It’s an easy shrub for your garden, and one that gives delight to both gardener and wildlife.