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Plant Characteristics

Northern States Exposure
  • Full Sun
  • Fragrant Flowers
Growth Rate
  • Medium
Flower Color
  • Red
  • Purple
Soil Moisture Needs
  • Moist
  • Average
Nature Attraction
  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Deer Resistant
Seasons of Interest
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Late Summer / Early Fall
Best Usages
  • Accent Plant
  • Near Water Gardens or Ponds
Best Characteristics
  • Flower

Homeowner Growing & Maintenance

Buddleia is easy to grow, and adapts to most conditions. Feed once a year with a slow release fertilizer. To give your plant the best start possible, we include a free fertilizer packet.

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Buddleia davidii 'Royal Red'

Buy Royal Red Butterfly Bush online. Royal Red has large clusters of fragrant purplish-red (more purple then red) panicles to 20". This award winner, blooms from mid summer to frost. Closed buds are more burgundy red than other varieties.
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Mature Height:

5-9 Feet

Mature Spread:

5-8 Feet

Hardiness Zone:


What's My Hardiness Zone?

Family: Scropholariaceae · Common Name: Butterfly Bush

Butterfly Bush prefer well draining soils and will turn yellow and defoliate when kept overly wet. Flower color can vary slightly based on environmental conditions, i.e., temperatures, soil ph, sunlight, fertility.

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  • Pre-measured amount of Polyon® Best-Paks time release fertilizer keeps your plant well nourished for one year.
  • Pre-hydrated Hydro-Gels are included to use when planting; Hydro-Gels help retain soil moisture, and plants establish more quickly with less transplant shock. Plants will survive drought conditions and accidental missed waterings better.
  • Planting and Care Instruction brochure.
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Eco gallon Potted

SKU: 1894

(2.64 qrts / 2.51 liters)
(1885 units available now - SG)

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2 gallon Potted

SKU: 3271

(1.87 gallons / 7.09 liters)
(190 units available now - G)

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3 gallon Potted

SKU: 3272

(2.90 gallons / 11.0 liters)
(521 units available now - SG)

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5 gallon Potted

SKU: 3796

(4.10 gallons / 15.55 liters)
(48 units available now - G)

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