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Lo and Behold® Purple Haze Butterfly Bush

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  • USDA Hardiness Zones
  • Height 2-3 Feet Tall
  • Spread 3-3.5 Feet Wide
  • Light Requirement is Full Sun

Lo and Behold 'Purple Haze' Butterfly Bush loads all of the benefits of a butterfly bush into a smaller package, plus it's sterile. Since Lo and Behold does not set seed, it can't become invasive, a problem in some areas of the country with older butterfly bush (Buddleia) varieties. Now that we have that out of the way, think about this butterfly magnet as the prettiest ground cover you could have in zones 5 through 9. It will bloom all summer and into fall, attracting birds, butterflies and hummingbirds to your garden.

Lo and Behold 'Purple Haze' grows shorter and wider than most upright butterfly bushes, so it also can form a low border in the landscape, with several planted near one another. Its fragrant, purple-blue flowers form in summer in long-cone-shaped bursts of color. Yet another bonus? Butterfly bushes need no deadheading; the flowers keep forming all season. And once the shrub is established, it can handle drought and keep on flowering.

Lo and Behold Purple Haze Butterfly Bush Care

Plant your Lo and Behold 'Purple Haze' Butterfly Bush in full sun and soil that drains well. Each spring, prune the branches down to where you see new leaves forming, fairly close to the ground. Water it a little more in the first year. That's all you have to do to keep your butterfly bush healthy and bringing in monarchs and other butterflies.

Lo and Behold Purple Haze Butterfly Bush Spacing

For a garden or landscape border, plant your Lo and Behold 'Purple Haze' shrubs 3 to 3.5 feet apart from one center to another.

Interesting Facts - This plant is sometimes called "summer lilac" instead of a "butterfly bush."

Buddleia x 'Purple Haze' Plant Facts

USDA Hardiness Zones: 5-9
Flower Color(s): Purple
Bloom Period: Summer through Fall
Foliage Color(s): Green
Exposure: Sun
Height: 2-3 Feet
Spread: 3-3.5 Feet
Spacing: 4-5 Feet
Habit: Spreading
Blooms On: New Wood
Watering: Average
Shrub Type: Deciduous
Type: Non-invasive
Scientific Name: Buddleia x USPP 24,514
Common Name: Lo and Behold® Purple Haze Butterfly Bush
Other Names: Summer Lilac
Brand: Proven Winners®

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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)

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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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(Updated: 7/22/20) Please Note: There are some shipping delays of plants due to the heat. The delays on dependant on temps & distances from shipping location. The plants tend not to do the best with no light & water for a few days combined with this heat. We want to get you your plants shipped out but we also want them to arrive to you good condition. Ordering now will reserve the plant for you and we'll ship when it's safe. Please reach out to if you would like more information.

Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 7-10 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

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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.

1 Review - Lo and Behold® Purple Haze Butterfly Bush Show Reviews

  • 5
    on my porch

    Posted by Plant Grandma on Mar 24th 2019

    I bought 2 of these to put in pots on my porch. Both are doing just great. They were kind of small when I got them, but quickly grew and now look great!