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'Summer Skies' Butterfly Bush Buddleia x

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Exposure
  • Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
Mature Size
60" 60"
Height
48 - 60"
Spread
48 - 60"

This plant is hardy in zones 5 - 9

Hardy Zones

Zones are based on the lowest average temperature an area is expected to receive during the winter. They are used to determine whether a plant is likely to be perennial in your area. If your zone is equal to or higher than the zone listed for the plant, it will be hardy for you and thrive in your climate.

  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
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    Features

    Be bold!

    Despite its purple flowers, this splashy variegated butterfly bush is not for shrinking violets. Colorful foliage is very attention-getting and adds an unforgettably bold accent to your landscape from spring through frost. The yellow and green variegation does not burn, even in full sun and is accented with purple flowers through the summer. 

    Top reasons to grow 'Summer Skies' butterfly bush:

    - Variegated foliage makes a strong statement in the landscape

    - Keeps its variegation even in full sun

    - Purple summer flowers

    Fragrant Flower
    Foliage Interest
    Heat Tolerant
    Attracts: 
    Butterflies
    Hummingbirds
    Resists: 
    Deer

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Shrub
    Shrub Type: 
    Deciduous
    Height Category: 
    Tall
    Garden Height: 
    48 - 60 Inches
    Spacing: 
    60 - 72 Inches
    Spread: 
    48 - 60 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Blue
    Flower Colors: 
    Purple
    Flower Shade: 
    Blue-Purple
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Colors: 
    Yellow
    Foliage Shade: 
    Variegated
    Habit: 
    Mounded
    Container Role: 
    Thriller

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Blooms On: 
    New Wood
    Bloom Time: 
    Early Summer
    Bloom Time: 
    Mid Summer
    Bloom Time: 
    Late Summer
    Hardiness Zones: 
    5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Needs Good Drainage
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses Notes: 

    A showy accent plant for mixed borders and perennial beds - or try it in a container mixed with colorful summer annuals. 

    Maintenance Notes: 

    Learn to care for your butterfly bush like a pro with our Ultimate Guide to Butterfly Bush.

    'Summer Skies' Buddleia x USPP 22,465
  • 1 Review

    • Just love love love this plant...so beautiful when it blooms and very easy to take care of...would love to add more to my garden.....

      William Carleton
      Mississippi
      United States
      6 years ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
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