Buddleia-dwarf-butterfly-bush, the newest dwarf butterfly bush cultivars are small enough to use in containers or as groundcover plants. the genus buddleia has an alternate spelling, buddleja, that is commonly used in the united kingdom. don't let the 'j' fool you, buddleja is pronounced the exact same way as buddleia (bud-lee-uh or buddle-eee-ya).. Butterfly bush (buddleja) is a shrubby perennial, prized for its showy panicles of purple, rose or white flowers. most gardeners grow buddleja davidii, which is native to china. evergreen in warm-winter areas, it can die back to the ground when temperatures drop below 20 degrees fahrenheit., butterfly bush is on an invasive species list: yes, specific varieties in specific regions like the pacific northwest. buddleia cultivars are designed to be non-invasive and some are even sterile. here is some reliable info about the potential problems surrounding buddleia..
Petite plum® dwarf butterfly bush buddleja davidii nanhoensis 'monum' sku #1376 a spectacular compact shrub with dense, cone-shaped clusters of lightly fragrant, plum-purple blooms accented by soft, gray-green foliage., a dwarf butterfly bush grows up to 6 feet tall. standard butterfly bush cultivars grow 6 to 10 feet tall and 4 to 10 feet wide, but dwarf varieties are usually half the size or smaller. "buzz violet blue" grows 3 feet tall and wide when grown in the ground, but in containers its final dimensions are 2 feet tall and wide..
Description buzz™ midnight buddleia (buddleja davidii) - buzz series dwarf hybrid butterfly bush reaching only 3' - 4' tall is perfect for large patio containers or the edge of the garden. loads of fragrant dark purple flowers adorn the plant from late spring until first frost. attracts butterflies and other pollinators to the garden., petite indigo® dwarf butterfly bush buddleja davidii nanhoensis 'mongo' sku #1377 a spectacular summer show of slender, dark lavender to reddish purple flower spikes accented by gray-green foliage.