The Flutterby Petite™ Tutti Fruitti Butterfly Bush was named a Louisiana Super Plant by the LSU AgCenter!
The Flutterby Petite's™ impressive, weeping blooms, mounding shape, and compact size make it a real hit! Intense pink flower clusters rebloom from spring until the first frost, giving you 3 seasons to enjoy these blooms and the beautiful butterflies and birds they attract! This dwarf variety's mature size is a mere 2-3 feet tall and wide!
Plant in well drained soil and partial to full sun. This perennial is extremely versatile in the landscape. Try it in borders or mixed containers for stunning impact. Space these Butterfly Bushes about 2 feet apart. Once established, the Tutti Fruitti Butterfly Bush is drought tolerant. This perennial is heat tolerant and noninvasive. The Flutterby Petite™ Tutti Fruitti is extremely low maintenance.
This Flutterby Petite™ Tutti Fruitti Butterfly Bush has become extremely popular, but is still pretty hard to find.
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|Plant Size||3 Gallon|
|Grows in Zones||5, 6, 7, 8, 9|
|Sunlight||Full Sun, Part Sun|
|Mature Height||2-3 Feet|
|Mature Width||2-3 Feet|
|Botanical Name||Buddleia x 'Podaras #13' P.P. #22,177|
How To Care for your new Flutterby petite Tutti Fruitti Butterfly Bush
When planting your Butterfly Bush be sure you have the right location and conditions for your new shrub to thrive. Spring and Fall are ideal times to plant. However, if you avoid freezing and hot temperatures you can plant almost any time of the year.
Butterfly bushes tolerate full sun and part shade and are adaptable to a variety of soils as long as your soil is well drained. If your soil is nutrient rich your Butterfly bush will not require fertilizer. Fertilize in early spring and when planting if your soil is lacking. Choose a basic slow release fertilizer for flowering plants. When planting take care not to burn the roots by mixing the fertilizer into the soil before placing your bush in the hole. Water well when your plant is newly planted, but otherwise Butterfly bushes are drought tolerant and only require watering during dry, hot periods. Butterfly bushes don't require pruning, but if you would like to maintain size, these shrubs tolerate heavy pruning. In cooler climates where this shrub acts more like a perennial, trim within a couple inches of the ground in late winter or early spring. Mulching is a good choice especially in colder regions to protect the roots from freezing temperatures.
The best way to prevent disease and pests is by providing the appropriate care for your plants. Proper location choice, watering, and fertilization are the keys to your success. Butterfly bushes are quite resilient and only rarely have issues. The most common pests affecting this shrub are Japanese beetles and caterpillars. Japanese beetles can be controlled naturally or by applying bacillus thuringiensis or nematodes as well as hand picking. There are chemical methods as well, but these tend not to work well this Insect. Caterpillars should be hand picked. There are pesticides to treat caterpillars, but these will kill the good caterpillars as well as the bad.
Unpack all of your plants right away! Look for the perfect location. Make sure you are planting in the correct light conditions.
Dig a hole twice the width of the root ball. Position your plant in the hole. Make sure the top of the root ball is slightly higher than the original grade of the bed. Also check to make sure it is straight from all sides.
Fill up hole with water before placing new plant in hole in order to saturate the surrounding soil. Once the water is absorbed place your plant in the hole and water thoroughly.
Mix the potting soil and the soil removed from the hole. Start by backfilling soil around the root ball. Carefully pack in the soil to remove any air pockets. Water plant thoroughly again until the soil will not hold any more water. This will ensure that your new plant will be a success.
Fertilize around your plant with the amount recommended on the package. Our special Fertilizer contains all of the nutrients to keep your plants growing and healthy. Repeat every 3 months.
Finish up by mulching around your new plant. Apply 1-2 inches of mulch around the plant and plant bed. Mulch will help keep the soil moist and keep weeds out.
Keep watered with a hose every 2-3 days for 2 weeks. This is critical for plant survival. In the third week, begin to water as needed depending on the weather. Always check by placing your finger under the mulch to see if the soil is moist.
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They are avid bird and butterfly watchers and this bush should attracted many beautiful wildlife.
12 months ago