Butterfly Bush 'Pink Delight' - Hardy plant

Buddleja davidii 'Pink Delight'

Butterfly Bush 'Pink Delight' - Hardy plant

Buddleja davidii 'Pink Delight'
Bring on the butterflies!
The butterfly bush ‘Pink Delight’ (Buddleja davidii) has pure, deep-pink flowers that smell wonderful and attract bees and butterflies. The butterfly bush is free of pesticides, such as neonicotinoids (harmful to bees).

As the summer comes to an end, the butterfly bush ‘Pink Delight’ is in full bloom. It is a broad, upright decorative shrub that can reach over 2 metres and blooms in clusters up to 40 cm long. It’s the cream of the crop among butterfly bushes!

If you buy deciduous shrubs in autumn they might not be looking quite as beautiful as usual. The big benefit of planting shrubs in autumn is that by spring they will be well rooted in the garden and ready to burst into growth.
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Butterfly Bush 'Pink Delight' - Hardy plant
Butterfly Bush 'Pink Delight' - Hardy plant
Specifications:
Latin name: Buddleja davidii 'Pink Delight'
Delivery type: Supplied as container plant
Guarantee: 6 months growth and flowering guarantee
Color: Pink
Preferred location: Sun, Half shadow
Green stayer: No
Leafs all year: No
Hardy plants: Yes
Self polinating: No
Edible: No
Scented: Deliciously Scented
Grafted: No
Cutting flowers: No
Flowering: July - September
Growing Height: 180 - 200 cm
Planting distance: 200 cm
Planting+

What do I need?

  • Shovel
  • Bucket
  • Watering can or garden hose

Make sure that the root ball of the Buddleja is sufficiently damp. Place the shrub in a bucket of water for 15 minutes before planting. Create a spacious hole for planting and till the soil well. Place the root ball of the butterfly bush in the planting hole. The top side of the root ball should be just below ground level. Fill the hole up with soil and press firmly. Water immediately after planting.

 

The butterfly bush will grow in all well-drained soil types and does best in full sun. Combine the butterfly bush with bluebeard and summersweet for a true butterfly garden.

Care+

What do I need?

  • Pruning shears
  • Cow manure pellets
  • Watering can or garden hose

Has your butterfly bush grown too large? Clip off all the branches between 30-40 cm. The plant blooms on year-old branches, so this won’t impact flowering. Prune the dead branches off in the spring. Insulate the bottom-most metre of the butterfly bush during harsh winters.

 

In the spring and summer, sprinkle cow manure pellets around the shrub. Water the pellets right away.

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