Buddleia Glass Slipper, Butterfly Bush, landscape
Buddleia Glass Slipper, Butterfly Bush, closeup

Buddleia Glass Slipper, Butterfly Bush

The enchanting Glass Slipper Butterfly Bush, Buddleia,  shimmers in the sunlight with its periwinkle blue blossoms and silvery green foliage. Fit for a princess, it forms a relatively low, wide spreading, tightly knit cushion of cool foliage. Its lovely blue blossoms are held on silvery, branched stems from mid to late summer into early fall. Secondary flowers extend the show further into fall. Its honey-scented fragrant flowers makes exquisite bouquets. It prefers full sun, resists deer and rabbits, and is drought tolerant. Butterflies and hummingbirds can’t resist is delicious flowers. Cut back hard in spring.

Additional Information

Botanical Name

Buddleia Glass Slipper

Common Name

Butterfly Bush

Bloom Color

Blue

Bloom Time

Summer, Fall

Foliage Color

Silver

Light Requirements

Sun

Height

36″

Width

66″

Uses

Birds, Bees, Beds, Butterflies, Cut Flower, Easy Care, Fragrant, Hedge, Hummingbirds, Long Blooming, Mass Plantings, Specimen

Resistance

Deer, Drought, Rabbit

Soil

Average, Clay

Water Needs

Average, Low

Zone

5-10

Plant Type

Shrub