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Buddleia Buzz Midnight Dwarf Butterfly Bush

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Buddleia Buzz Midnight Dwarf Butterfly Bush 
Buddleia  'Buzz Midnight'

USDA Plant Cold Hardiness Zones: 5a-9b  Find Your Zone >

Note:  For our customers who live and garden north of USDA Plant Hardiness Zone 5a, where this Butterfly Bushes is not reliably winter hardy, you'll be happy to know it can be grown in containers that can be brought indoors during winter and placed back outside when temperatures warm up in spring.



Special Attributes

Now you can enjoy butterflies and hummingbirds buzzing around without giving up much space. Buzz Midnight is a dwarf butterfly bush sized perfectly for smaller gardens and large containers. Buzz Midnight produces full size, 5-6" wands of honey-scented, deep purple flowers on bushes one-third the size of their taller growing cousins. As with all butterfly bush, this one is drought tolerant when established and deer turn their nose up to it. 



Landscape & Garden Uses

We have Buzz Midnight growing in both garden beds and pots in our landscape. In the ground, it's 3 foot height with an equal or slightly wider spread make it an ideal choice for smaller garden spaces, where larger growing butterfly bush won't fit. In containers it doesn't grow quite as large, maybe 2 feet tall by 2 feet wide or so. That said, we'd recommend a larger pot of at least 15 inches or more in diameter. Ideal for use as a specimen, in groupings, or massed in landscape borders, flowering shrub borders and perennial gardens. A natural choice for butterfly and hummingbird gardens, Xeriscape gardens (low water needs, and blue-themed color gardens.

Suggested Spacing:  2.5 to 3' for solid hedges or mass plantings; 6-7' or more for space between plants



Cultural Preferences

Buzz Midnight Butterfly Bush is exceptionally easy to grow. It thrives in full to mostly sun and isn't too picky about soil type, provided the soil is well-drained and of average fertility. At least 6 hours of direct sun per day is recommended for best flowering. As with so many other plants, constantly soggy or wet soils can cause problems with the roots.



Helpful Articles

Click on a link below to get helpful advice from our experts on how to plant, fertilize, prune and water Butterfly Bushes.




Plant Details

USDA Plant Cold Hardiness Zones: 5a-9b  Find Your Zone >
Plant Type:  Perennial Shrub
Height at Maturity: 3-4' in ground, 2-3' in containers
Width at Maturity: 3-4'
Spacing:  3' for solid hedges, 6' for space between plants
Growth Habit / Form:  Arching, Bushy, Upright
Growth Rate:  Fast to Very Fast
Flower Color:  Deep Purple
Flower Size: 5-6" long clusters
Flowering Period:  June to Frost!
Flower Type:  Spike
Fragrant Flowers:  Yes
Foliage Color:  Grey-Green
Fragrant Foliage:  No
Berries:  No
Berry Color:  No
Sun Needs:  Full to Mostly Sun
Water Needs:  Average, low when established
Soil Type:  Clay (Amended), Loam, Sand, Silt 
Soil Moisture / Drainage:  Well-drained moist to dry
Soil pH:  5.5 - 8.5 (Acid to Moderately Alkaline)
Maintenance / Care:  Low to Average
Attracts:  Visual Attention, Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Resistances:  Deer, Disease, Drought, Dry Soil, Heat, Insect, Rabbit



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