The Buddleia Flutterby Tutti Fruitti Pink Butterfly Bush is a beautiful plant for any butterfly garden landscape! As long as you have a sunny planting spot this flowering perennial shrub will flourish with big pink flower heads whose fragrance will attract butterflies and other pollinators like bees or hummingbirds to your landscape.
This flowering butterfly bush plant features very dark pink conical flower heads with an orange center that have a bloom time from early to mid summer to early fall at their prime. You can start seeing the clusters of flowers as early as May or June and they will last all the way until September. They will appear on long shrub-like spikes that shoot up from the plant’s mounded form.
Contrasting the Fuschia pink flower clusters is silver green foliage and arching branches that will remain on the plant until winter before dying back. It is known for its bushy low growing habit, fragrant flowers, and robust growth. The fast growth rate is perfect for shrub borders, perennial garden beds, foundation plantings, or as a specimen plant. You can even plant it in a container if desired.
How to Care for Butterfly Bush
The pink Butterfly Bush size is up to 2-2.5 feet tall and wide at full maturity. It will spread in a ground cover habit until it reaches the mature size. 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 Flutterby Petite Tutti Fruitti Butterfly Bush across the United States in USDA hardiness zones 5-10. In northern climate zones like 5 and 6 with colder winters, the miniature 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 with new growth.
Butterfly bush pruning will benefit the plant after the flowering period ends to help shape the dwarf shrub to your desired size. The green leaves can take a heavy pruning. 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.
You can even prune your plant into a butterfly bush tree! Deadhead butterfly bush and remove spent flower blossoms to encourage repeat blooms. Water well the first year of planting. It is heat and drought tolerant once established. It is rabbit and deer resistant as well.
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- Attracts pollinators to your garden
- Bright bursts of color have street appeal
- Low maintenance and drought tolerant