- Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 5 - 6 Feet
- Mature Spread 4 - 5 Feet
- Growing Zones 5 - 10
Butterflies, hummingbirds and gardeners are all drawn to the clusters of bright purple flowers that grace the RoyalRazz® Butterfly Bush. These fragrant blooms, the most vivid among butterfly bushes, appear over much of the summer and are excellent in cut-flower arrangements. This butterfly bush, a cultivar of the species Buddleja davidii, has an attractive upright form that make it an excellent focal point in a pollinator-friendly landscape.
Jagged leaves provide an attractive background for the show-stopping blooms. It is low maintenance and fairly drought tolerant once established. Extreme heat does not faze this shrub. Combine the RoyalRazz® Butterfly Bush with perennials like echinacea, Russian sage, bee balm, salvia, and butterfly weed to create a pollinator haven or use several RoyalRazz® plants to create an informal border.
RoyalRazz® Butterfly Bush Care
These plants require full sunlight, or at least 6 hours of sunlight daily, to thrive. They also require excellent drainage. In sites with a high clay content, plant the RoyalRazz® Butterfly Bush “high” so that the top of the rootball is an inch or so above the surrounding soil level. Water this shrub regularly and deeply during its first growing season and then whenever the top 2 inches of soil are dry. The butterfly bush droops when it needs water, which is a helpful reminder to check the soil moisture. Make sure any organic mulch around the plant is pulled back away from the stems to avoid issues with rot. Unless grown in a container, the RoyalRazz® does not require any supplemental fertilizer. In a container, apply a slow-release fertilizer annually in spring when growth appears.
In cold areas, this shrub often dies back to ground level. Prune off any dead branches, and cut back unruly stems to a leaf node in late spring once green buds begin to appear. Snip off spent flowers to encourage repeat blooming.
RoyalRazz® Butterfly Bush Spacing
This butterfly bush grows 5 to 6 feet tall with a spread of 5 feet, so position multiple plants at least 5 feet apart. The RoyalRazz® Butterfly Bush grows well in containers as long as the pot has ample drainage holes and is able to receive plenty of sunlight and regular watering.
RoyalRazz® Butterfly Bush Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 - 10|
|Plant Type: Bushes|
|Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 5 - 6 Feet|
|Mature Spread: 4 - 5 Feet|
|Spacing: 4 - 5 Feet|
|Flower Color(s): Purple|
|Flower Description: N/A|
|Bloom Period: N/A|
|Foliage Type: Deciduous|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering|
|Container Role: N/A|
|Uses: Borders, Containers, Specimen or Focal Point|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Low Maintenance, Continuous Blooming or Rebloomer|
|Common Name: RoyalRazz® Butterfly Bush|
|Other Name(s): RoyalRazz® Buddleia|
|Scientific Name: Buddleia davidii Royal Razz®|
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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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.
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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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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
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.