- 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|
|Foliage Type: Deciduous|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering, Fall Flowering|
|Attracts: Butterflies, Hummingbirds|
|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|
|Scientific Name: BUDDLEIA `FUNKY FUCHSIA`|
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.
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