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Buddleia x 'Miss Ruby'

Butterfly Bush - 'Miss Ruby'

Butterflies and hummingbirds will adore 'Miss Ruby' with its intensely colored, fragrant blooms and refined growth habit. This Butterfly Bush produces nearly vibrant magenta flowers. No deadheading is required and you'll be rewarded with lush blooms the entire summer. This non-invasive variety thrives in sun as a beautiful addition to your mixed border, perennial garden or wildlife garden. 'Miss Ruby' Butterfly Bush is deer resistant and tolerates heat and drought. 'Miss Ruby' is a brilliant addition to any landscaped area.

Key Plant Details

zones

Planting Zones:

5, 6, 7, 8, 9

soiltype

Soil Type:

Clay, Sandy, Loamy

site

Light Requirement:

Sun

moisture

Moisture:

Average

Plant Characteristics

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Mature Size:

4-5 feet in height, 4-6 foot spread

growth_rate

Annual Growth Rate:

Moderate

flower_color

Flower Color:

Pink

bloom_time

Bloom Time:

Fall, Summer

reblooming

Reblooming:

Yes

fragrance

Fragrance:

Yes

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Shop By Use:

Attracts Pollinators, Deer Resistant

Care Tips

Care Tips - Growing:

Plant in full sun for best flowering. Deadheading not required for continuous bloom. In clay soils, plant a bit higher than ground level to divert moisture away from the center of the plant.

Care Tips - Pruning:

Prune only after new growth emerges in spring. Cut back to just above a set of large, healthy buds.

Care Tips - Soil:

Good drainage is essential. The combination of wet soil and cold temperatures is particularly detrimental.

Care Tips - Uses:

Mixed borders and perennial gardens, as well as butterfly and humminbird gardens. It can be incorporated into foundation plantings, but is best combined with other plants to ensure interest in winter and spring.

Zone Map

This plant will grow in these zones

5-9