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Buddleia ‘Royal Red’

Buddleia ‘Royal Red’ is a stunning addition to the landscape with magenta-purple flowers. These beautiful blooms are vigorous and grow in clusters on arching stems of this bushy deciduous shrub. ‘Royal Red’ attracts butterflies and other pollinators to the garden with showy, fragrant flowers. This butterfly bush is excellent for borders, cottage gardens, rose gardens, and butterfly gardens. It blooms from summer to fall, when few other shrubs bloom. ‘Royal Red’ is a Royal Horticultural Society of Great Britain Award of Garden Merit plant.

  • Deer resistant
  • Vigorous grower
  • Excellent cut flower

Availability

# Description Qty per Unit Units Available Price/Unit
Bulk
BF015BAG Buddleia 'Royal Red' 25 13 $77.00

Plant Details +

Botanical Buddleja davidii 'Royal Red'
Common Name butterfly bush
Family Scrophulariaceae
Size #1
Height 4-5'
Spacing 4-5'
Hardiness Zones 5-9
Exposure Full Sun
Foliage Green
Flower Magenta-Purple
Bloomtime Summer to Fall

Planting/Care Instructions +

Planting Instructions: Choose a location with full sun and average, well-drained soil. It will do best with at least 4 to 6 hours of sun a day. However, it can grow in poor soil if it drains well. Dig a hole large enough to encompass the roots without bending or circling. Set the plant in place so the crown (part of the plant where the root meets the stem) is level with the soil surface. Cover with soil to the original soil surface and water thoroughly. Be sure to keep it watered during peak heat or drought. Remove spent flower spikes and deadhead wilting flowers. In early spring, cut plants back to the ground to promote new growth. Then, apply a thin layer of compost and 2 to 4 inches of mulch to retain moisture and control weeds.

Pests or Diseases: No serious insect or disease problems; however, watch for spider mites. In the South, nematodes can be troublesome. Buddleia are deer resistant.