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Buddleia 'Summer Skies' PP22465 Plant propagation prohibited

SUMMER SKIES BUTTERFLY BUSH

Breeder
Buy Summer Skies Butterfly Bush online. A high-drama plant for the summer garden, its soft violet-blue flowers contrast beautifully with the bright yellow and white variegated foliage. This is a highly stable variety which is resistant to scorching.

Height:

4-5 Feet

Spread:

4-5 Feet

Hardiness Zone:

5-9

What's My Hardiness Zone?

Plant Characteristics

Bark Color*
  • Tan
Bark Type*
  • Rough
Brand*
  • Proven Winners
Cultural Information*
  • Root Rot - Low Resistance
  • Leaf Scorch - Moderate Resistance
  • Powdery Mildew - High Resistance
  • Leaf Spot - Moderate Resistance
Flower Color*
  • Light Pink
  • Lavender
Flower Type*
  • Fragrant
Growth Rate*
  • Fast
Leaf Color Fall*
  • Green
  • Multi/Variegated
  • White
Leaf Color Spring*
  • White
  • Green
  • Multi/Variegated
Leaf Color Summer*
  • Multi/Variegated
  • Green
  • White
Leaf Type*
  • Deciduous/Herbaceous
Nature Assets*
  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Attracts Bees
  • Deer Resistant
Plant Type*
  • Shrub
Preferred Planting Season*
  • Fall Planting
  • Summer Planting
  • Spring Planting
Preferred Soil Conditions*
  • Average
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Well-Drained
  • Low Water Use
  • Prefers Dry Soils
  • Adapts Well to Most Soil Types
Propagation Methods*
  • Cuttings or Divisions
Season of Interest*
  • Late Spring/Early Summer
  • Spring Flowering
  • Spring
  • Late Summer/Early Autumn
  • Fall Flowering
  • Summer
  • Summer Flowering
  • Fall
Sun Exposure*
  • Prefers Full Sun in Northern States
  • Prefers Full Sun in Southern States
Uses*
  • Mass Planting
  • Cut Flowers
  • Under Power Lines
  • Rain Garden
  • Wildlife Habitat
  • Accent Plant
  • Near Water Gardens or Ponds
  • Rock Gardens
 

Homeowner Growing & Maintenance

Buddleia is slightly difficult to grow and needs to be planted in locations where it does not stay wet. Feed once a year with a slow release fertilizer. To give your plant the best start possible, we include free fertilizer with every order.

Interesting Notes

Attracts masses of butterflies!