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Buddleja Lo & Behold® 'Purple Haze'

Description

Buddleja 'Purple Haze', is a dwarf butterfly bush that is a compact grower that extends its branches to the ground. Very showy blooms appear in late summer when there is little else in the garden.  It can be treated as a perennial and cut to the ground in late winter or early spring once the threat of frost has past, it will grow back quickly.  If properly cared for it can last in the landscape for 20 years.

It has a medium texture that balances well in the landscape with a few coarser trees or shrubs.  It works well planted in mass or in a pot or container on a patio.  It tolerates a wide variety of soil types and pH, as well as salt and urban conditions.

It will bloom continuously from summer to fall.

Once established, this plant requires little watering.

This variety does not produce unwanted seedlings.

Cultivars / Varieties:
  • ‘Purple Haze’
    Dwarf, low spreading
Tags:
#bees#hummingbirds#butterflies#showy flowers#small tree#wildlife plant#compact#nectar plant#cut flowers#salt tolerant#fuzzy leaves#dwarf#cottage garden#high maintenance#deer resistant#late summer#urban conditions#pollinator plant
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • ‘Purple Haze’
    Dwarf, low spreading
Tags:
#bees#hummingbirds#butterflies#showy flowers#small tree#wildlife plant#compact#nectar plant#cut flowers#salt tolerant#fuzzy leaves#dwarf#cottage garden#high maintenance#deer resistant#late summer#urban conditions#pollinator plant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Buddleja
    Family:
    Scrophulariaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Wildlife Value:
    Flowers attract butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 2 ft. 0 in. - 3 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 3 ft. 0 in. - 4 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Perennial
    Shrub
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Semi-evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Dense
    Horizontal
    Mounding
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Maintenance:
    High
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Alkaline (>8.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Available Space To Plant:
    3 feet-6 feet
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Description:
    Not ornamentally significant
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Orange
    Purple/Lavender
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Panicle
    Spike
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Long-lasting
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Description:
    Showy purple panicles with orange centers.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Semi-evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Gray/Silver
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Soft
    Velvety
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Leaf Shape:
    Lanceolate
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    Yes
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Fuzzy gray-green leaves
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Lawn
    Meadow
    Naturalized Area
    Patio
    Walkways
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Cottage Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Design Feature:
    Mass Planting
    Attracts:
    Bees
    Butterflies
    Hummingbirds
    Pollinators
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Pollution
    Salt
    Urban Conditions