Big Blooms on Wonderfully Compact Plants!
• Even Small Gardens Can Enjoy this Beautiful Butterfly Bush!
• Fabulous New Color – Closest to Red Yet!
• SO EASY – Grows with Almost No Care from You!
• Draws Scads of Butterflies and Hummingbirds to Your Garden!
Large 7 to 9 inch Blooms Make a Tremendous, Long-Lasting Show!
Brand new and greatly improved, this compact shrub really gives a punch of color to the landscape with its big, ruby red blooms – reddest of any Butterfly bush we’ve seen! The blooms are full size, a big 7 to 9 inches, but the relatively small size of the plant makes them seem even bigger.
They open in amazing abundance starting in midsummer and continuing on into fall, spreading their delicious honey scent all about them. Then, a secondary spate of blooms extends the color even further into the late garden.
Compact 2 to 3 foot Bush is Perfect for Even the Smallest Garden!
The plant forms a full, rounded bush that is only 2 to 3 feet tall and a bit wider, and the big blooms grow all the way to the ground. They face outward and upward, rather than arching downward as many big-bloomed Buddleia do, and make an uplifting statement in any garden! With its small stature and big blooms, Queen of Hearts makes a colorful, medium-sized hedge that will be covered in butterflies on a warm summer afternoon, or a really nice addition to the middle of your garden. Hummingbirds find it irresistible, too.
Healthy, Hardy, Easy to Grow, and Deer-Resistant, too!
This plant is very easy to grow, and is even moderately drought tolerant, once established. Deer don’t bother it, and it has low to average water needs, which is important in today’s environment.
Plant in a sunny spot in a moist, well-drained soil. Adding a goodly amount of organic material like leaf mold or compost to the hole when you plant will help with both moisture retention and good drainage. Cut back in early spring to about 10 inches and apply a few tablespoons of slow-release fertilizer around the base to reinvigorate the plant and encourage more blooms.