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Miss Violet Butterfly Bush Buddleja 'Miss Violet'

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Phonetic Spelling
bud-LEE-uh mis vahy-UH-lit
Description

Buddleja 'Miss Violet' is a 2009 hybrid of Buddleja 'Miss Molly' and Buddleja 'Blue Chip' developed by Dr. Dennis Werner of North Carolina State University.  'Miss Violet' has a compact, branching, semi-upright growth habit with dense foliage. The dark purple, fragrant flowers are attractive throughout the summer and into the fall. It was developed with decreased fertility to avoid the invasiveness of many Buddleja davidii and is virtually seedless. It is reliably cold hardy but will die back to the ground in colder regions. In warmer regions, it can be trimmed in spring to maintain a compact shape as it blooms on new wood.

Similar to other Buddleja, it requires full sun exposure and well-drained soil.  The reduced size and non-invasive quality allow it to be planted in a wide range of landscape locations. It can also be planted in containers but does require more frequent watering. It can otherwise be watered weekly as it is heat and drought tolerant once established.

 

 

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Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#showy flowers#deciduous#fragrant flowers#heat tolerant#shrub#easy to grow#wildlife plants#purple flowers#nectar plant#cut flowers#cottage garden#accent plant#rabbit resistant#hedges#mounding#well-drained soil#multistemmed#violet flowers#deer resistant#dense#seedless#long bloom time#hybrids#border planting#pollinator plant#poor soils tolerant#compact habit#butterfly friendly#non-invasive#thriller#waterwise#semi-dwarf#wet soils intolerant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Buddleja
    Family:
    Scrophulariaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Stem Cutting
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    hybrid from Sandhills Research Center, Jackson Springs NC
    Wildlife Value:
    Pollinator-friendly to butterflies, hummingbirds, and hummingbirds.
    Play Value:
    Attractive Flowers
    Attracts Pollinators
    Colorful
    Defines Paths
    Easy to Grow
    Wildlife Food Source
    Dimensions:
    Height: 4 ft. 0 in. - 5 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 4 ft. 0 in. - 5 ft. 6 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Dense
    Mounding
    Multi-stemmed
    Rounded
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Maintenance:
    Low
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    High Organic Matter
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Occasionally Dry
    Available Space To Plant:
    3 feet-6 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5a, 5b, 6b, 6a, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9b, 9a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Type:
    Capsule
    Fruit Length:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Width:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Description:
    Limited germination of seeds
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Purple/Lavender
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Panicle
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Good Cut
    Long Bloom Season
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Cross
    Tubular
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    Long panicles of fragrant flowers have a rich purple color, sometimes described as 'grape jelly'.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Gray/Silver
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Leaf Shape:
    Ovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    1-3 inches
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Lawn
    Meadow
    Naturalized Area
    Patio
    Walkways
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Cottage Garden
    Cutting Garden
    Drought Tolerant Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Border
    Foundation Planting
    Hedge
    Mass Planting
    Small groups
    Specimen
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Hummingbirds
    Pollinators
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Drought
    Dry Soil
    Heat
    Rabbits