The Lo & Behold® 'Purple Haze' Butterfly Bush is a low mounding shrub that reaches a height of 2-4 feet tall and wide. Purple panicles are produced in mid-summer to mid fall, when other plants typically do not produce flowers. These fragrant flowers attract butterflies and humming birds.
Features: The Lo & Behold® 'Purple Haze' butterfly bush produce a bounty of long purple panicles from mid-summer to mid-fall. The flowers are highly scented and will also attract hummingbirds and butterflies. Foliage is green with a feathery texture. The Lo & Behold® 'Purple Haze' butterfly bush maintains a low mounding habit and acts more like a ground cover.
Landscape Uses: This butterfly bush will look great in any part of your landscaping. Add it in with your mass bed plantings to create a variety of different textures. This low mounding shrub will be sure to enhance your flower gardens and will bloom when others typically do not. Use it in a container with a bigger perennial in the center and let it creep down the sides of your pot. No worries with extra seedlings being produced because this plant is sterile.
How to care for your Butterfly Bush: The Lo & Behold® 'Purple Haze' Butterfly Bush requires little maintenance on your part. Once it is planted, it will take off without over powering other plants within your garden. It can be cut back in the winter or early spring. For best flowering results, apply our slow release fertilizer in the spring.
|Grows in Zones||5, 6, 7, 8, 9|
|Mature Height||2-3 Feet|
|Mature Width||2-3 Feet|
|Botanical Name||Buddleia 'Lo And Behold Purple Haze'|
Questions and Answers
How To Care for your new Lo & Behold® Purple Haze Butterfly Bush
When planting your Lo and Behold® Purple Haze 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 balanced, slow release fertilizer. Water well when your plant is newly planted and during establishment, but otherwise Butterfly bushes are drought tolerant and only require watering during dry, hot periods. Butterfly bushes don't require pruning, but these shrubs do tolerate heavy pruning if you choose to do so. No deadheading is needed for continuous blooms with this variety. 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 in general are quite resilient and only rarely have issues. The Lo and Behold® series from Proven Winners in particular is extremely pest, disease, and deer resistant.
Landscape Ideas for your Lo & Behold® Purple Haze Butterfly Bush
The Purple Haze grows 2-3 feet tall and wide. This perennial looks greats and fits in anywhere with plenty of sun. This butterfly bush is the perfect addition to any plant bed or mixed border. Try planting in mass for an amazing blanket of color. Plant about 2 feet apart. The Lo and Behold series of butterfly bushes is ideal for containers.
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 2 - 3 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.
Shipping and Delivery
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You will receive a confirmation via email when Fedex picks up your shipment. Delivery emails are also sent when your package arrives. As soon as your package arrives, It is important to open your boxes and water your new plants thoroughly.
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