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Butterfly Bush


B. davidii are shrubs with vigorous growth each spring and summer. The long arching stems bear fragrant small flowers in dense terminal cone-shaped clusters that attract butterflies. 'Harlequin' has attractive variegated foliage of dusty green with creamy white margins. The flowers are deep red-violet. Good background or specimen plant.

Buddleja davidii 'Harlequin'

Leaf Characteristics

Leaf length : 4-12"

Leaf shape : Lance-shaped

Leaf color : Variegated - Green with creamy white edges

Flower Characteristics

Flower fragrance : Yes

Flower shape : Cone-shaped clusters

Flower color : Purple

Plant Anatomy

Foliage growth cycle : Semi-deciduous

Average size maturity width : 3-10 ft.

Average size maturity height : 3-10 ft.

Growth rate : Vigorous

Cultural Information

USDA Zone : -10 to -5 F( Z6a)

Sunset zone : 2-24

Water requirements : Regular

Light exposure : Partial Sun

Landscape Attributes

Butterflies : Yes

Attractive bark : Yes