Pink Delight Butterfly Bush

Pretty in Pink Blooms Up to 15 Inches Long!

  • Fast growing
  • Low maintenance
  • Attracts butterflies and birds
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The Pink Delight Butterfly Bush is a rounded shrub that produces and abundance of pink elongated flowers. The summer gives way to a flowery show that attracts butterfly and hummingbird visitors. Bright pink and fragrant flower panicles can reach up to 15 ‘’ long. Wow! Now wouldn’t a bundle of pretty in pink flowers look great in the house? The perfect pink color and beautiful blooms of the Pink Delight Butterfly Bush will not only tickle you pink, but will make you blush with pride each and every time you brag about the light fragranced blooms.

The Pink Delight Butterfly Bush prefers full sun and well-drained soil. This shrub is a low maintenance shrub.  Our only recommendation is to prune back this perennial in late winter. The Pink delight grows fast and will reach maturity in as little as two growing season reaching it maximum size of 5 feet high and 5 feet wide. The shrub will adapt to PH levels and will thrive in most conditions.

Bigger is better and when it comes to these big and beautiful blooming pink panicles, this shrub will definitely pack a punch in your landscaping plan. Not only does it offer big blooms, but also has a light fragrance that welcomes butterflies and birds as well.

Additional Information

Shipping Restriction AZ
Grows in Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Sunlight Full Sun
Mature Height 3-4 Feet
Mature Width 4-5 Feet
Drought Tolerance Good
Fall Color Green
Bloom Color Pink
Botanical Name Buddleia davidii 'Pink Delight'

How To Care for your new Pink Delight 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.

 

Planting Directions

Step 1:

Unpack all of your plants right away! Look for the perfect location. Make sure you are planting in the correct light conditions.

Step 2:

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.

Step 3:

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.  

 

Planting a shrub digging the hole

Step 4:

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.

Step 5:

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.

Step 6:

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.

Step 7:

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

Most orders ship next business day.  Please allow 1-3 business day to process and pack your order for shipping.  View the shipping map below.  Please note that shipping times on the map below are not guaranteed.  

West coast orders on plants will be held until the following Monday to prevent additional transit time on sensitive plants.  Your plants will be carefully packaged and shipped using Fedex, UPS, or USPS.   

You will receive a confirmation via email when the carrier 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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Pink Butterfly bushes look great
My wife was very happy with her order. Thank you from both of us.

John
May 31, 2016
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. Butterflies are my favorite insect and I'm looking forward for it to attract beautiful butterflies to remind me of beautiful people One of my staff just lost her grandmother and her favorite insect was a butterfly as well, so hopefully this will remind her of her grandmother
Mitzi M on Jul 1, 2017
I had a purple butterfly bush for years that I adored. It was always full of the most beautiful butterflies. This plant is extremely hardy and very low maintenance. I want one of every color!
KAREN H on Apr 8, 2017
. Butterflies are my favorite insect and I'm looking forward for it to attract beautiful butterflies to remind me of beautiful people One of my staff just lost her grandmother and her favorite insect was a butterfly as well, so hopefully this will remind her of her grandmother
Mitzi M on Jul 1, 2017
hardiness
Sarah A on May 16, 2017
I had a purple butterfly bush for years that I adored. It was always full of the most beautiful butterflies. This plant is extremely hardy and very low maintenance. I want one of every color!
KAREN H on Apr 8, 2017
Great price for a quality 3 gallon butterfly bush!
Carol K on Aug 14, 2016
hardiness
Sarah A on May 16, 2017
Great price for a quality 3 gallon butterfly bush!
Carol K on Aug 14, 2016
Care for winter do you cut it down?
A shopper on Nov 5, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Flowers grow on new growth so yes,cut it down in late winter for spring blooms. Do not over fertilize or you will get more leaves than blooms. Good luck!
Suitable for Evansville, IN?
A shopper on May 8, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, looks like you are a zone 6 and this plant grows in zones 5 to 9.

http://planthardiness.ars.usda.gov/ You can find your zone here by searching with your zip code.
Can I plant this now in New York?
A shopper on Oct 20, 2016
BEST ANSWER: These grow in zones 5-9 so most of NY, yes. Upstate, you will want to double check your growing zone.
Is it dear resistant?
A shopper on Sep 25, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes
How large do they grow and are they evergreen?
Barbara M on Aug 26, 2016
BEST ANSWER: They will get about 4-5 feet tall and 5-6 feet wide. They drop their leaves in the fall and re-flush out in springtime.
Do deer eat this plant?
A shopper on Jul 15, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Deer do not eat butterfly bushes. All butterfly bushes are deer resistant and an excellent choice!
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