Nanho Purple Butterfly Bush

Nanho Purple Butterfly Bush

  • Attracts pollinators to your garden

  • Bright bursts of color have street appeal

  • Low maintenance and drought tolerant

Regular price $29.95

  • In stock, ready to ship
  • Inventory on the way
  • Ships in 2-3 business days
  • Buy direct from the grower
  • Family owned farm since 1980
  • You're good to grow this in Zone X

Heavenly Fragrant Blooms Attract All Kinds of Pollinators

The delightful smell of the Buddleia davidii ‘Monum’ Nanho Purple 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!

Butterfly bushes in winter will lose their leaves and die back to the ground in colder areas as a deciduous shrubs. 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 Purple has bright purple 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.

How to Grow Nanho Butterfly Bush

The Nanho Purple 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 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.

Butterfly bush 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 Purple 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!

Shipping information

Once your Nanho Purple Butterfly Bushorder is placed, we will ship your plant(s) within seven business days year round unless during the checkout process you request otherwise in the space provided to do so.

Perfect Plants’ shipping specialists carefully package your plants using a proven packaging method that ensures your plants arrive healthy, colorfully alive and ready to flourish. We’ve coined the term ‘upside down box test’ and we do just that; we carefully package so that regardless of the direction your box is handled, it will not harm your precious plant that’s inside.

No shipping process is without a problem from time to time. On rare occasions some plants may experience some of the following during their transit: drooping, minor leaf-loss and/or minimal yellowing/discoloration, minor limb damage, etc. These instances are quite rare, but can happen when shipping plants in boxes.

Plants normally recover within a few weeks after planting. If a damaged box has injured your plant on the inside, please notify us within 5 days of receiving you package(s) by emailing us a photograph of the damage.

We always do our very best to ensure that your plants are packed and shipped in the safest, gentlest and most effective way possible.

Will my plants and trees look like the photographs?

Absolutely! Unlike other online nurseries, our photos are of actual plants and trees we’ve grown here, on our family operated nursery.

Your plants and trees may however not ship with flowers on them, like the photographs. This all depends on the time of year you buy your plant or tree. Crape Myrtle trees, for example, only bloom during the summer months, so if you purchase one during the spring or fall, they would ship without flowers. Once planted, your plants will grow and thrive giving you flowers for many years to come!

Pot Sizes

Pot sizes (commonly referred to in gallons) are shipped in the same size nursery trade pots which may vary in actual volume. Some plants may have been at the approximate pot size listed, but require excess dirt to be removed so that you will not be paying any additional shipping costs. This doesn’t happen very often though.

Shipping Fees

Our shipping charges are based on the value of your order and the destination it is being shipped. Please see the chart on the Shipping Info page to get an exact amount. We frequently have a free shipping promotion to help you save!


Choose a planting location that offers adequate sunlight and shade in a low traffic area. Allow proper clearance for the mature growth size. Well-drained soil is ideal. Water regularly for the first planted year to ensure adequate water is available for establishing a strong root system. Prune as necessary to remove any damaged or dead foliage and to promote a well-balanced structure.

Planting Instructions:

Dig a hole approximately twice as wide as your new plant’s root ball and deep enough so that the top of the root ball is equal with the ground level.

Loosen the root ball using a small garden spade or by hand. Breaking smaller outer roots can encourage growth into the new soil, but take care to not damage large primary roots.

Place the plant in the hole and ensure that it is situated evenly upright.  Use the excavated soil to fill in around the root ball, using your foot to pack it in firmly. Thoroughly soak with a hose as you fill in the dirt. Take great care to not leave any gaps or air spaces around the root ball as this could kill the plant.

A 2-4 inch layer of mulch is strongly recommended to help retain moisture and discourage weed growth. Apply mulch over the entire planting area but keep away from the stems or trunk by a few inches. Ensure that the plant and surrounding soil is completely soaked with water.

To ensure the proper nutrients are available for the life of your plant our proprietary Perfect Plants Special Blend Soil and a once yearly application of Nutricote Total 360 Fertilizer are great considerations for your new plants!

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Botanical Name
Buddleia davidii 'Monum'

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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