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Purple Emperor™ Butterfly Bush

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Magnificent Purple Blooms

Purple Emperor Butterfly Bush is a newer cultivar of Butterfly Bush that won't crowd out its neighbors in your garden. It's most valued for its superior ornamental features that are particularly attractive to butterflies.

The planting possibilities for this beautiful bush are endless. Hedges, rock gardens and borders are all excellent uses for your Purple Emperor. It will even do well as a container plant on your patio.

Your Purple Emperor's outstanding feature is of course its long-running, summer bloom. Ten-inch long clusters of delightful, mauve flowers blossom from June right up until the first frost.

Elliptic, serrated green leaves (with a slight gloss), add an elegant accent to the willowy branches and bright blooms. The overall effect is stunning in any setting.

Both the fragrance and appearance of your Purple Emperor is sure to draw both you and your yard's pollinators with its exquisite attributes.

It is one of the newer Proven Winners selections, and much smaller than the typical Butterfly Bushes you'll see. In fact, it's about one-third the size of most Butterfly Bush varieties. If you've always thought you don't have room for a Butterfly Bush, then Purple Emperor may be your answer.

Purple Emperor is rather hardy, with no significant disease or insect issues, so an easy plant to care for as well.

Plant a Purple Emperor Butterfly Bush today and get ready for a low-maintenance plant with a multitude of ornamental and wildlife appeal.

  • Long-lasting, impressive blooms
  • Smaller size
  • Fragrant Flower

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

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 .655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
3.5" Container Equal to .67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume
4" Container Equal to .87 dry quart / .96 dry liter 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
#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 14.95
20 - 49.99 17.95
50 - 69.99 19.95
70 - 99.99 24.95
100 - 129.99 29.95
130 - 130+ Approx 25%

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Purple Emperor™ Butterfly Bush Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Brand Proven Winners
Botanical Name Buddleia davidii PURPLE EMPEROR 'Pyrkeep'
Foliage Green
Mature Height 4 - 5 feet
Mature Spread 3 - 4 feet
Soil Type Widely Adaptable
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Color Purple