Chrysalis™ Pink Butterfly Bush

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  • Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 20 - 28 Inches
  • Mature Spread 20 - 28 Inches
  • Growing Zones 5 - 9
  • Use As A Thriller In Containers

Butterfly Bush is known to be rather large for a small garden and not suitable for container growing. Chrysalis™ Pink Butterfly Bush solves both of these problems. The compact size and profusion of blooms mean that this is one shrub with a presence. Flower spikes are produced throughout the summer and only finish after the first frost. The fragrant flowers attract masses of butterflies and other beneficial pollinators. Chrysalis™ Pink Butterfly Bush has pale-pink flowers with an orange eye and works well in a container or at the front of a cottage garden bed.

The rootstock for Chrysalis™ Pink Butterfly Bush is very hardy. New growth quickly appears if the top is damaged during the winter. This Buddleia tolerates regular hard pruning without any lack of vigor. Butterfly Bush is deer, rabbit, and disease resistant. The compact, mounded growth is restrained and perfect for a container garden on a patio or deck. 

Chrysalis™ Pink Butterfly Bush Care

Butterfly Bush likes to be planted in full sun in well-draining but moist soil. Chrysalis™Pink Butterfly Bush needs a soil-based potting mix when planted in a container. The soil texture can be anything from clay to sand when this shrub is in the ground. Water newly planted shrubs once a week to encourage the roots to grow further into the ground. Water container-grown shrubs when the top 2-3 inches of soil are dry. Ensure good drainage in the pot and water until liquid comes out of the bottom. Plants growing in pots will need continuous fertilizing during the growing season. From April to August, water with a diluted liquid fertilizer for roses or tomatoes once a month. As the new growth emerges in the spring, plants growing in the ground will benefit from application of a granular, slow-release fertilizer for roses.

Deadhead spent flowers all through the summer. This will encourage the shrub to form more blooms and reduce any seed production, although the Chrysalis™ series is mostly sterile. In the early spring, cut back any winter-damaged branches. The whole shrub can be cut to within 6 inches of the soil if necessary and will regrow within one season.  Ensure that container-grown plants drain well in the winter. If necessary, move the pots to a more sheltered location out of the path of prevailing winter winds and storms.

Chrysalis™ Pink Butterfly Bush Spacing

Chrysalis™ Pink has a restrained and compact growth habit. The mature height is 20-28 inches, and the width is 18-24 inches. Plant multiple Butterfly bushes approximately 18 inches apart center on center. Grow these shrubs in a container with at least a 12-inch diameter.

Chrysalis™ Pink Butterfly Bush Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 - 9
Plant Type: Bushes
Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 20 - 28 Inches
Mature Spread: 18 - 24 Inches
Spacing: 18 - 24 Inches
Habit: Mounded
Flower Color(s): Purple
Flower Description:
Bloom Period: Spring Through Late Summer
Foliage Type: Deciduous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description:
Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering
Watering: Low
Resists: Disease
Tolerates: Drought
Attracts: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Container Role: Thriller
Uses: Borders, Containers, Edging
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Fragrant, Low Maintenance, Continuous Blooming or Rebloomer
Brand: Plants That Work
Common Name: Chrysalis™ Pink Butterfly Bush
Other Name(s):
Scientific Name: Buddleia x Chrysalis™ Pink

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Know As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Know As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Know As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2-3 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 3-4 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

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Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

Plant Shipping

Time of Order:

Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.