Butterfly Bush 'Tricolor' purple-white-pink - Hardy plant

Buddleia davidii 'Tricolor'

Butterfly Bush 'Tricolor' purple-white-pink - Hardy plant

Buddleia davidii 'Tricolor'
Bunches with butterflies
Long, narrow bunches with pink, purple and white flowers. Butterfly bushes (Buddleja davidii) create a party in your garden! The bushes give off a delicious fragrance and attract butterflies and bees. Very pleasing to the eye! You can plant the bushes all year round, provided temperatures have not dipped below freezing. The flowers bloom in the summer.
Prune the bushes in the spring. Put the plants in full sun. The butterfly bushes grow in all types of free-draining soil. The soil should be kept slightly damp. Your garden will look stunning.
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Butterfly Bush 'Tricolor' purple-white-pink - Hardy plant

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Seasonal effects

The appearance of shrubs changes between seasons. From a bare plant lying dormant in winter to fresh greenery in spring, in full bloom during summer to leaves changing colour and dropping in autumn. This is a natural process courtesy of mother nature. Our plants will be delivered accordingly.

Latin name: Buddleia davidii 'Tricolor'
Delivery type: Supplied as container plant
Guarantee: 6 months growth and flowering guarantee
Color: Purple,White,Pink
Preferred location: Sun, Half shadow
Green stayer: No
Leafs all year: No
Hardy plants: Yes
Self polinating: No
Edible: No
Naturalizing: No
Scented: Deliciously Scented
Grafted: No
Cutting flowers: No
Flowering: July - September
Growing Height: 180 - 200 cm
Planting distance: 200 cm

Make sure the root ball of Buddleia davidii is well-moistened by soaking in a bucket of lukewarm water before planting. Prepare a suitable hole in fertile soil. Improve poor garden soil by adding compost and granulated cow manure. Plant the root ball of Butterfly Bush at the appropriate depth in the hole - the top of the root ball should be just slightly below ground level. Fill the hole with soil and press firmly down. Water immediately after planting. The Butterfly Bush should stand in full sun or partial shade.

Butterfly Bushes combine well with other plants

This rich-flowering butterfly bush also makes a great border plant. You can create beautiful combinations with Acanthus Mollis and Echinacea Purpurea. Combine this Buddleia davidii in the shrubbery with Caryopteris Clandonensis 'Heavenly Blue' or the black elderberry (Sambucus Nigra 'Thundercloud').


The Butterfly Bush is a strong shrub that requires minimal maintenance. In winter, provide it with a mulch of compost and well rotted manure. Wet soil in the winter is not tolerated.

Pruning Buddleia (Butterfly Bush)

Butterfly Bushes bloom on one-year wood. Cut back the butterfly bush annually in early April to 3 (opening) buds. If necessary, you can rejuvenate the shrub by cutting back to a third. Unpruned this shrub will grow to 4-5 metres high, pruned it will reach 2 metres.


It's not named butterfly bush for no reason! Its large clusters of small flowers attract loads of butterflies. Your butterfly garden should definitely have a Buddleia davidii - not least for the delightful scent of the blooms.


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