- Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 5 - 7 Feet
- Mature Spread 5 - 7 Feet
- Growing Zones 5 - 8
- Use As A Thriller In Containers
The foliage is usually the draw of a butterfly bush, and the Summer Skies Butterfly Bush has stunning blooms that do not disappoint, but the foliage is also a lovely aspect of this plant. Tiny, lavender-colored blooms grow in large cone-shaped clusters. This summer-blooming stunner features a full, upright growth habit. Variegated elliptical foliage comes to a narrow point and features dark green centers with creamy yellow margins. The leaves will continue to make this plant visually interesting after flowering is complete.
This deciduous shrub will attract butterflies and hummingbirds and be a very popular destination in a landscape. Include as part of a bed, border, or mass planting, but make sure to plant near a walkway, patio, or window where the scent of the fragrant blooms can waft. The flower clusters make wonderful cut flowers, and the foliage is deer-resistant for added convenience. Grow this showy butterfly bush as a perennial in USDA zones 5 through 8.
Summer Skies Butterfly Bush Care
This plant grows best in an area that receives full to partial sun. Average to rich, moist, and well-drained soil supports this fast-growing plant. New plants need consistent moisture, but established plants are drought-tolerant. Water when the top few inches of soil are dry. Get the plant off to a strong start with a dose of a balanced fertilizer during the spring.
Remove spent flowers to encourage even more blooms. The growth will die back in cold regions after the first frost, so trim back in the late fall.
Summer Skies Butterfly Bush Spacing
The Summer Skies Butterfly Bush is an upright plant that will reach 5 to 7 feet wide and tall. Plants can be spaced as close as 4 to 6 feet when creating a consistent look.
Summer Skies Butterfly Bush Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 - 8|
|Plant Type: Bushes|
|Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 5 - 7 Feet|
|Mature Spread: 5 - 7 Feet|
|Spacing: 5 - 7 Feet|
|Habit: Mounded, Upright|
|Flower Color(s): Purple|
|Foliage Type: Deciduous|
|Foliage Color(s): Green, White|
|Foliage Description: Variegated|
|Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering|
|Attracts: Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds|
|Container Role: Thriller|
|Uses: Borders, Containers, Mass Planting, Specimen or Focal Point, Wildlife Gardens|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Foliage Interest, Fragrant, Low Maintenance|
|Brand: Proven Winners|
|Common Name: Summer Skies Butterfly Bush|
|Scientific Name: BUDDLEIA `SUMMER SKIES`|
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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- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
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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.