Buddleja 'Pink Delight'

Butterfly Bush

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Description

Pink Delight butterfly bush (Buddleja 'Pink Delight') was bred in Boskoop, the Netherlands in 1986. It attracts plenty of butterflies, but it also attracts valuable pollinators, including the carpenter bee (Xylocapa sp.). (Unlike bumblebees, carpenter bees have a shiny, hairless abdomen.) It is a deciduous shrub that can grow to a height of 6 feet with arching branches. The plants have narrowly ovate leaves, often with a silvery tinge. In the South, this native of China and Japan is a woody shrub; however, in Illinois, it is best to treat it as a perennial as it may die back during winter. It blooms from July through September with terminal spikes of deep pink flowers that can be 12 inches long.

Soil
Moist
Plant Shape
Round
Exposure
Full Sun
Bloom Time
July - August, September - October
Bloom Color
Pink
Landscape Use
Bedding or Border, Specimen Plant
Wildlife Interest
Attracts Birds, Attracts Butterflies
Plant Type
Shrub
Hardiness Zone
5 - 9