- Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 4 - 6 Feet
- Mature Spread 4 - 6 Feet
- Growing Zones 5 - 9
Buddleia davidii Psychedelic Sky™, commonly known as Psychedelic Sky™ Butterfly Bush, will have your garden humming with pollinators. It features long spikes of fragrant, clear blue flowers that draw butterflies, as its name implies. It blooms from summer to fall, and the flowers are excellent for cut-flower arrangement. The gray-green leaves are also attractive and won’t burn in the sun.
Psychedelic Sky™ Butterfly Bush has an upright, mounded shape that reaches 4 – 5 feet tall and wide. This is a fast-growing deciduous shrub that is native to China. It is drought tolerant, heat tolerant, cold hardy to zone 5, and deer resistant. In addition to butterflies, it also attracts bees and hummingbirds. Use these shrubs to create a beautiful flowering hedge or line your front entrance with these beauties to instantly upgrade your curb appeal.
Psychedelic Sky™ Butterfly Bush Care
This shrub thrives in full sun, at least 8 hours of sun a day, and will become leggy and sparse in shade. It is adaptable to many different soil types, as long as the soil drains well. It cannot tolerate soggy soil and will die from poor drainage. Water this shrub weekly to establish its roots over the first growing season, and then reduce supplemental water the following years. Overwatering can lead to die back and weak stems.
Cut back in early spring down to 1 foot from the ground, which will rejuvenate this shrub. Continuous deadheading in the summer will extend flowering until frost.
Psychedelic Sky™ Butterfly Bush Spacing
For planting a hedge, space these shrubs approximately 4 feet apart. Increase the spacing to 5 feet apart if a gap between bushes is desired.
Psychedelic Sky™ Butterfly Bush Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 - 9|
|Plant Type: Bushes|
|Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 4 - 6 Feet|
|Mature Spread: 4 - 5 Feet|
|Spacing: 4 - 5 Feet|
|Habit: Mounded, Upright|
|Flower Color(s): Blue, Purple|
|Bloom Period: Summer|
|Foliage Type: Deciduous|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Foliage Description: Gray-Green|
|Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering, Fall Flowering|
|Attracts: Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds|
|Uses: Borders, Mass Planting, Wildlife Gardens|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Low Maintenance|
|Brand: First Editions Plants|
|Common Name: Psychedelic Sky™ Butterfly Bush|
|Scientific Name: BUDDLEIA `PSYCHEDELIC SKY`|
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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Time of Order:
- 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.