Chrysalis™ Purple Butterfly Bush

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$61.49
  • Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 20 - 28 Inches
  • Mature Spread 18 - 24 Inches
  • Growing Zones 5 - 9
  • Use As A Thriller In Containers

The Chrysalis™ series of Butterfly Bush is the most compact and well-behaved Buddleia available. The dense, dark foliage and deep-purple flower spikes make Chrysalis™ Purple Butterfly Bush a must-have shrub for the smaller garden or container garden on a patio or deck. Pollinators flock to this shrub as it remains in bloom for the whole summer until the first frost. 

Deer rarely browse Buddleia's fragrant flowers. The woody stems are not bothered by rabbits either. Chrysalis™ Purple Butterfly Bush is hardy enough to make it through the coldest winters of USDA zone 4 without losing a year of blooms. Any winter-damaged top growth is quickly replaced in the spring. Plant Chrysalis™ Purple at the front of a cottage garden bed or in a container as part of a mixed planting on the patio. Low maintenance and drought tolerance round out the most attractive traits of this shrub.

Chrysalis™ Purple Butterfly Bush Care

Butterfly Bush thrives in full sun and nutrition-poor soil, allowing it to go just about anywhere in the garden. Mulch the root zone with 2-3 inches of organic compost or arborist chips to help the soil retain moisture longer. Fertilize ground-grown Butterfly Bush in the spring with a granular, slow-release feed formulated for roses. Container-grown shrubs will need more feeding through the season. From April to August, water with a diluted liquid feed once a month. Water when the top 2-3 inches of soil are dry in a container, or once a week when planted in the garden. Butterfly Bushes planted in the ground will be much more drought tolerant and need supplemental watering even less as they mature.

Deadheading is not mandatory for Chrysalis™ Purple Butterfly Bush. It will keep blooming all summer to the first frost. The Chrysalis™ series has been bred to have a higher tolerance to rain and downy mildew, making this one of the most trouble-free Butterfly Bushes available. Prune off any winter damage or cut the entire plant to within 6 inches of the ground. Either way, it quickly regrows and blooms on the current year's growth.

Chrysalis™ Purple Butterfly Bush Spacing

The smaller size of this bush makes it perfect for a container or the front of a garden bed as a specimen. It reaches 20-28 inches high with a spread of 18-24 inches. Space them 20 inches apart center on center when planting multiple shrubs. Choose a container with at least a 12-inch diameter for container planting.

Chrysalis™ Purple 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™ Purple Butterfly Bush
Other Name(s):
Scientific Name: Buddleia x Chrysalis™ Purple

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
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Know As:
   Quart

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