Buddleia 'Bicolor'

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Butterfly Bush

USDA Hardiness Zone 5-10

Bi-color blooms of violet and gold-orange are unique and very attractive and sweetly scented. Gray-green foliage contrasts beautifully with the blooms. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. An excellent specimen, foundation or border plant.

Height

6-8 Feet

Spread

4-6 feet

Interesting Notes

Bred by Michael Dirr

Bloom Time

July-September

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Prune back 6" from the ground late fall or early spring. Breaks dormancy late so be patient for spring growth.

When to Divide

not recommended

Good Companions

Blue Wild Indigo, False Indigo (Baptisia ), Hollyhock (Alcea rosea), Spiked Gayfeather (Liatris spicata), New York Aster (Aster dumosus), Feather Reed Grass (Calamagrostis acutiflora), Threadleaf Coreopsis (Coreopsis verticillata), Lavender (Lavandula intermedia), Anise-Hyssop (Agastache )

Characteristics & Attributes

Attracts Wildlife
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Attributes & Uses
Dried Flowers
Containers
Cut Flowers
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Exposure
Full Sun
Foliage Color
Gray-Green
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Fall
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Summer
Fall
Soil Moisture Preference
Rich
Well-drained
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