Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Miss Ruby Butterfly Bush

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Proven Winners® ColorChoice® has done it again! The brilliant Miss Series of Buddleia! The Miss Ruby Butterfly Bush (Buddleia davidii 'Miss Ruby') is an ornamental flowering shrub with particular allure to butterflies!

The aromatic gray-green foliage is the perfect foundation for the scented hot-colored ruby-pink to magenta-hued flowering spires are packed full of tiny florets. The delicious nectar the blooms produce, sweetened in the midday sun, creates a tempting call to Hummingbirds, butterflies and bees giving the "Butterfly Bush" its name. Many feel that the bright color this Miss Ruby variety presents is the most vibrant of any Butterfly Bush available today!

At times your Butterfly Bush will be so covered with butterflies that the foliage will seem to be alive with movement! Even without the magnificent flowers, Miss Ruby presents a full, lush appearance for your landscape, its elliptic, grey-green leaves are a lovely accompaniment to the dazzling blooms.

Planting and Application:

Fast-growing, Butterfly Bushes create screening and privacy in a hurry! Growing up to 5 feet in height and width, you'll love the flowering backdrops and property division with the fragrant perk! Envelop seating areas and pool decks to create the feel of seasonal hideaways you'll never want to leave! Plant one near a path or patio where the vivid color and enticing fragrance are sure to delight you throughout the summer!

Tough enough for Rock Gardens and pretty enough for Cottage borders, these shrubs are brilliant pops of color whether in the Perennial border or the Formal Garden! Even larger containers and planters shine in the sun! Grow several of them, so you have enough of their honey-scented blooms to bring for indoor cut flower arrangements!

  • Brilliant Hot Purple-Pink Fragrant Blooms
  • Gray-Green Aromatic Leaves & Mid-Sized Form
  • Attracts Butterflies & Hummingbirds
  • Scented Blooms For Cut Flowers
  • Great Hedges, Screens, Containers & Brilliant Specimens

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Butterfly Bushes need full sun to do their best. Plant these shrubs in sharply drained soils with regular fertility and a 3-4 inch deep layer of mulch to protect the roots. New plants need regular moisture access but can become drought-tolerant once established.

Deadheading during the summer can increase your blooms, but isn't necessary. Miss Ruby Butterfly Bush is a deciduous, well-branched bush in warm climates, and only need to be trimmed in the early spring to remove dead branching, but can also be pruned to about a foot above the ground. In northern climates, Butterfly Bushes will die back to the ground like an herbaceous Perennial for the winter and pruned back in the spring just a few inches above the ground. Miss Ruby has no significant disease or insect issues, and both rabbits and deer tend to pass it by.

  • Full Sun Shrubs/Perennials
  • Well-Drained Soil
  • Moderate to Low Moisture
  • Hardy & Drought Tolerant
  • Deer Resistant
  • Deadhead For Rebloom & Prune In Early Spring

For consistent blooms of high quality and an abundance of color for your landscape, you can't go wrong with Miss Ruby Butterfly Bushes from Proven Winners® ColorChoice® and Nature Hills Nursery! Once you plant one of these superior bushes in your yard, it won't be long before it's just as popular with you as it is with your butterflies and other pollinators.

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Miss Ruby Butterfly Bush Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Brand Proven Winners ColorChoice
Botanical Name Buddleia davidii 'Miss Ruby'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 4 - 5 feet
Mature Spread 4 -5 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Color Purple-Pink
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring
Fragrant Yes