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Beautiful Pink Blooms Attract All the Pollinators!
The Pink Delight Butterfly Bush plant displays a stunning array of conical flowers against a lush and verdant backdrop. Its visual appeal is sure to last all summer long and into the cooler fall months.
Butterfly Bush Pink Delight is also known as Buddleia Pink Delight , Summer Lilac ‘Pink Delight’, and Buddleja ‘Pink Delight’. This medium-sized deciduous shrub is also a perennial plant, which means you will get to enjoy its delightful personality year after year.
The leaves of Pink Buddleia are lance-shaped with bright green to grayish-green coloring. The lush foliage grows densely and in a rounded fashion.
The pink butterfly bush features spear-shaped clustering blooms that can reach 15 inches long. Deeply pink blooms appear to erupt like fireworks from the shrubs dense green foliage. Individual flowers are a bright pinkish-purple color.
The fragrant blooms also attract butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds. The scent is often described as honey-like. These prolific arching blooms display their splendor from June through September or even up to the first frost and are perfect for flower arrangements.
How to Use Pink Delight Buddleia in the Garden
This delightful flowering shrub is an excellent choice for borders, foundations, and containers. Mix and match it with other butterfly bushes to create even more visual interest and attract beneficial pollinators to your landscape.
Pink Delight Butterfly Bush Care Information
This flowering beauty is resistant to rabbits and deer. Plus, it has no serious pests or diseases.
Buddleia davidii Pink Delight grows best in USDA hardiness zones 5 through 9. It also tolerates heat and drought conditions.
This spectacular butterfly bush enjoys fun in the sun. Give it at least 6 hours of direct sunlight per day.
Water Pink Delight Buddleia weekly or as needed. If the plant is housed in a container, is young and first establishing, or if your area is experiencing extreme heat, it’s a good idea to water it more often.
This compact grower quickly reaches a height of 6 to 8 feet and can spread from 4 to 6 feet wide. If it is not cut back every year, it can easily reach 6 to 15 feet tall in warmer climates. Space this shrub 3 feet apart to form a continuous hedge or 7 feet apart for a visual distinction between plants.
Plant Pink Delight Buddleia in well-draining variable soil. It can be fertilized with all-purpose plant food. It also prefers soil with a pH of 5.5 to 8.5. Mulch well around the base of this plant to protect its roots, especially in colder regions.
For colder climates, this deciduous shrub does best when cut back near the ground in late winter. Winter pruning will help encourage new flower growth in spring, as fresh blooms only grow on new wood.
Additionally, feel free to deadhead spent flowers through the summer months to encourage regular reblooming through the season.
Pink Butterfly Bush Companion Plants
- Aster (Aster)
- Butterfly Weed (Asclepias)
- Coneflower (Echinacea)
- Russian Sage (Perovskia)
Consider Adding Pink Delight Buddleia to Your Garden!
Pink Delight Buddleia is a wonderful option for your rustic or cottage garden. If you love birdwatching or the delicate presence of butterflies, then this magical shrub is perfect for you. Its charm and natural beauty are sure to add ambiance to your unique yard space.
If you own this plant, tell us how you use your Pink Delight Buddleia in the comments below. We would love to hear your story!
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Mature Width 4-6 ft
Mature Height 6-8 ft
Growing Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9