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Funky Fuchsia™ Butterfly Bush

First Editions Plants

Availability : Pre-Order for Spring
Availability : In Stock
$73.99
This product does not ship to: AZ, CA, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA
  • Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 6 - 8 Feet
  • Mature Spread 6 - 8 Feet
  • Growing Zones 5 - 9

Butterfly Bushes are magnets for Butterflies and other pollinating insects. Some varieties tend to set seed very easily and can get to be a real chore to keep under control. Funky Fuchsia™ is a Butterfly Bush that is well behaved. The gorgeous fuchsia pink flower spikes cover every branch on this shrub and do not set seed at a rate that causes problems. This variety is also very cold hardy.

Butterfly Bush should be deadheaded regularly to encourage a long bloom time and to control seeding. The fragrant flower spikes will keep going until the first hard frost of fall. Deer rarely browse Butterfly Bush and there are few diseases that cause problems. Funky Fuchsia™ would make a nice addition to a flower arrangement with its single arching stems and lance shaped foliage.

Funky Fuchsia™ Butterfly Bush Care

Funky Fuchsia™ Butterfly Bush needs full sun to bloom well and moderate water. This shrub will become more drought tolerant as it matures, needing less and less supplemental irrigation. An average to poor soil with a neutral pH is perfect for this low maintenance bloomer.

Pruning hard is sometimes needed in the spring. If winter damage is extensive, a hard cut back of all branches to about on foot from the ground will encourage vigorous regrowth. Little if no blooms will be lost. Butterfly Bush blooms on current year’s growth. Fertilizing can be done early in the spring with a well balanced, slow release food. Mulching with leaves or organic compost in the fall will help to make the soil more moisture retentive over time.

Funky Fuchsia™ Butterfly Bush Spacing  

Butterfly bushes are usually planted as a single specimen in the garden or can even be container grown for use in a smaller space. The overall height and width of Funky Fuchsia™ is 6-8 feet. When planting with other shrubs as part of a mixed hedge a spacing of 7 feet on center is recommended.

Funky Fuchsia™ Butterfly Bush Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 - 9
Plant Type: Bushes
Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 6 - 8 Feet
Mature Spread: 6 - 8 Feet
Spacing: 6 - 8 Feet
Habit: Mounded, Upright
Flower Color(s): Pink
Flower Description:
Bloom Period:
Foliage Type: Deciduous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description:
Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering, Fall Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: Deer
Tolerates: Drought
Attracts: Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Container Role:
Uses: Borders, Containers, Mass Planting, Wildlife Gardens
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Low Maintenance
Brand: First Editions Plants
Common Name: Funky Fuchsia™ Butterfly Bush
Other Name(s):
Scientific Name: BUDDLEIA `FUNKY FUCHSIA`
SKU:
1231013630-pc

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 Known 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 Known As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years 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 Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years 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 Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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Winter to Early Spring

We ship only when it's warm enough to plant in your growing zone.
Sometimes plants aren't completely ready to sell and ship in early spring. We will wait until the plants are ready before shipping so you don't get a subpar product.
For Southern plants we will be able to ship much earlier than plants coming from our northern nursery.

Summer

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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

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