Butterfly Bush - Royal Red
Profusion of Purple Red Spikes
The Butterfly Bush 'Royal Red', Buddleia 'Royal Red', is not quite a true red color, but purple-red flowers are borne on this beautiful upright growing shrub.
It is a vigorous growing shrub that boasts purple -red flowers from mid-summer and is a butterfly magnet. This shrub flowers summer and fall and is easy to grow in full sun. It will mature to 4'-6' with an equal spread.
With a name like Butterfly Bush you might expect a plant to be attractive to butterflies. In fact, it's more than attractive; it's a magnet for all the butterflies that pass through your garden seeking nectar.
This deciduous shrub blooms mid-summer to early fall if deadheaded regularly. Butterflies and bees will flock to the honey-scented blossoms, whose dilute nectar is sweetest in midday sun.
Plant it near a path or patio and the shrub will provide a delightful fragrance for you, too. It's generally pest-free.
This plant blooms on new growth and should be pruned back to the ground in spring.
*Spikes of Red Purple Flowers
*Blooms Summer through Fall
*Attracts Butterflies and Hummingbirds
|Family||Buddleia davidii 'Royal Red'|
|Mature Height||4 - 6 feet|
|Mature Spread||4 - 6 feet|
|Mature Form||Upright, Spreading|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Flower Color||Purple, Red|
|Bloom Period||Summer - Fall|