Buddleia Nanho Blue Butterfly Bush

Buddleia Nanho Blue Butterfly Bush

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Heavenly Fragrant Blooms Attract All Kinds of Pollinators

The delightful smell of the Buddleia ’Nanho Blue' Butterfly Bush is intoxicating and attractive to both humans and pollinators alike!

Flower buds appear in early to mid-spring and begin opening up in early summer. The flowering shrub has a long bloom period that can last through early fall for beautiful fall flowers too. The flowers will invite a variety of pollinators such as butterflies, bees, hummingbirds, and other insects into your landscape. Plant the butterfly-attracting bush somewhere the honey-scented fragrance can be enjoyed!

As a perennial, butterfly bushes in winter will lose their leaves and die back to the ground in colder areas as a deciduous shrub. In warmer climates, the tree may keep the green leaves but not grow as robust and quick as during the active growing season. It grows in an arching growth habit and can spread slightly in the area it is planted in but it is not considered an invasive plant.

This butterfly bush perennial shrub is the perfect addition to any shrub border, butterfly garden, flower bed, or container garden. Buddleia Nanho Blue has bright purple-blue flowers that are long and conical shaped and lush silvery green leaves that contrast the flower heads nicely. The gray-green foliage and flower spikes will shoot up on long shoots that go well above the shrub’s rounded and bushy shape.

Nanho Blue Butterfly Bush Care

The Nanho Blue Butterfly Bush size is up to 3-5 feet tall and wide at full maturity and is fast growing. It will perform best in full sun and well-draining soil. It can tolerate partial sun to partial shade but foliage may become sparse.

Grow the Buddleia Butterfly Bush Nanho Blue across the United States in USDA hardiness zones 5-9. In northern climate zones like 5 and 6 with colder winters, the deciduous shrub can die down to the ground in winter months in the manner of an herbaceous perennial. Do not fret – the cold-hardy root systems will stay intact and flush out in early spring. A thick layer of mulch around the root zone will help protect the roots and retain moisture through the winter temperatures.

Buddleia nanho blue pruning will benefit the plant after the flowering period ends to help shape the shrub to your desired size. The blue-green leaves can take a heavy shearing. Do not prune once spring has arrived to avoid cutting off new flower buds. The best time of the year to prune is in winter or early spring. Deadhead spent flowers on the butterfly bush to encourage new blooms.

The lavender purple flowering shrub is rabbit, deer resistant, and tolerant of clay soils once established. It is extremely low maintenance and drought tolerant. Once established into your landscape, you can set it and forget it besides the occasional watering during dry periods.

Shop the Nanho Blue Butterfly Bush for sale if you are looking for a purple bush that attracts butterflies and hummingbirds and is easy to grow. You can even use the buds as cut flowers for vases or centerpieces. Plant a butterfly bush today!

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Botanical Name
Buddleia davidii 'Nanho Blue'

Full Sun / Partial Shade

Flower Color

Foliage Color

Mature Width
3-5 ft

Mature Height
3-5 ft

Growing Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

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Matthew H.
United States United States


This arrived near flawlessly. In a couple weeks there were lots of flowers!

Perfect Plants Nursery Buddleia Nanho Blue Butterfly Bush Review

Perfect Plants Nursery

Hi Mathew! It's great to hear that your Buddleia Nanho Blue Butterfly Bush arrived in good condition and that the plant has produced plenty of flowers in just a few weeks! We are thrilled to hear that you're pleased with your purchase, and we hope that you continue to enjoy your beautiful plant for a long time to come. Don't hesitate to reach out to us if you need any assistance in the future!

Joan C.
United States United States

Grows right before your eyes

The growth of my 1 gallon container is fantastic. It's already showing flower buds after less than a month. Very pleased with the shipment care too.


Perfect Plants Nursery

Hello Joan! I am so pleased to hear of the rapid growth of your Buddleia Nanho Blue Butterfly Bush. We take pride in our shipment care and our perfect plants. Do not hesitate to reach out and let us know if you have any questions! Thanks Joan!

Loryl S.
United States United States

Nanho blue butterfly bush

The butterfly bush arrived within a week of placing the order and is very healthy. It even has a couple flowers in bloom. Perfect plants provided very good customer service.


Perfect Plants Nursery

We're overjoyed to hear that Perfect Plants provided you with top-notch customer service. We like to think of ourselves as the customer service superheroes of the plant world, ready to swoop in and save the day with helpful advice and a touch of green-thumb magic. It makes us grin from ear to ear knowing that your experience was nothing short of stellar. Thanks a million for being a part of our gardening tribe, and may your garden always be a haven for beautiful blooms and delightful butterflies. Happy planting! ���

Charla J.
United States United States


I am making a Butterfly garden at the Assisted Living my Momma stays in. I am so excited about the project and this Butterfly Bush has only added to that. Came quickly and in perfect condition. Can't wait for Spring!


Perfect Plants Nursery

Hi Charla, Thank you so much for your support of our family-owned business by purchasing our Nanho Blue Butterfly bush. We're happy to hear that you were satisfied with the conditions of the plant. Good luck with the project, we're confident it will turn out great! - Shirley

Kathy M.
United States United States

Butterfly Bush

I ordered three butterfly bushes. They were very well packaged and in beautiful shape. They are planted and doing beautifully!! Very pleased!!


Perfect Plants Nursery

Hi Kathy! Glad to hear all went well with your Buddleia Nanho Blue Butterfly Bush order. We strive at providing the best products possible and glad it shows. All the best.

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