Butterfly Candy™ Lil Lavender™ Butterfly Bush

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Add a frosty lavender confection to your garden with the all-new Butterfly Candy™ Lil' Lavender™ Butterfly Bush (Buddleia davidii 'BotEx 004')! Creamy and dreamy lavender panicles waft a sweet scent from their upright-growing, fluffy panicles! This Buddleia is a space-saving and compact delight that acts like a beacon for every butterfly, bee, and hummingbird in your neighborhood looking for a nectar-rich treat!

The new Butterfly Candy™ line of Buddleia is wonderfully compact and grows just 2-3 feet in height and width, but each is packed full of sage to gray-green foliage all growing season long! Densely branched, each stem ends in a vertically pointed cluster of tiny, scented blooms, packed into tight clusters!

Acting as woody perennials in cooler climates, and deciduous shrubs in warmer ones, Butterfly Bushes usually are slow to start in colder zones, but grow fast once temps are just right! They can start sooner in warmer zones where Lil' Lavender™ blooms in late spring, through summer, and continue into fall! Lil' Lavender™ is hardy throughout chilly USDA growing zones 5 to warm zone 10! The floriferous blooms keep returning for your pollinators and cut flower arrangements as fast as you can keep them deadheaded.

Planting and Application:

Wonderful pastel and scented accents in any part of the sunny landscape, the frosty lavender spires add a calming, soothing, and meditative aspect to all garden styles and landscapes of all sizes! Small and space-saving enough for Container gardeners and porch planters, these lovely blooms dress up a sunny front porch! They are also easy-care enough to create en masse drifts of vibrant all-growing season color! Fill your landscape with these hardy, versatile, blooms and butterflies!

Butterfly Candy™ Butterfly Bushes are must-have eye candy for you and are a vital food source for your Pollinators! Your winged visitors and beneficial pollinators, plus your kitchen table will all benefit from these lovely spires! They look lovely in Cutting Gardens and smell just as sweet as they look! Turn any Perennial border, mixed-shrub hedgerow into a spectacle! Transform your cottage garden, Rock garden, or perennial border into a pollinator garden with ease!

Take out a bit of lawn and add a berm, a hummingbird feeder, a birdbath, and a garden bench! Voila! You have front-row seats to a show all growing season until frost! These compact and easy-to-grow Buddleia are perfect gifts and are even Kid-friendly! Everyone will enjoy watching as Lil' Lavender™ attracts tons of beneficial insects! Include a pair of garden gloves, a book on butterfly identification, and a pair of binoculars to go with your thoughtful gift that attracts biodiversity!

  • Fluffy & Full Panicles in Soft Frosty Lavender!
  • Sweetly Scented Densely Packed Tiny Flowers
  • Nectar-Rich - Attracts Bees, Butterflies & Hummingbirds!
  • Gray-Green Foliage & Compact Dense Branching
  • Pollinator Gardens, Cut Flower Gardens & Landscape Accents
  • Containers, En Masse, Beds & Borders

#ProPlantTips For Care

Buddleia Butterfly Bushes bloom best and have the strongest stems in full sun, so provide at least 6 hours of direct sunlight a day. Plant in almost any kind of well-drained, enriched soil with a 3-4 inch layer of mulch as topdressing. Then in the early spring before you see new growth, prune back your entire bush. This plant is like a woody perennial in colder zones it will die back, and should cut stems down in late winter or early spring before it starts to grow and all fresh new growth will develop from the roots. Deadhead to keep new blooms returning all growing season. Butterfly Bushes are rarely damaged by deer unless truly desperate!

  • Full Sun For The Most Blooms
  • Moderate to Lower, Yet Consistent Soil Moisture
  • Enriched, Very Well-Drained Soil & Appreciates Mulched Beds
  • Deadhead Often For Rebloom
  • Prune Back in Early Spring
  • Deer Seldom Bother It

All-new Butterfly Candy™ Lil' Lavender™ Butterfly Bushes will bring frosty lavender, sweet treats to your pollinator gardens! Hurry and order all the new Butterfly Candy™ line of Buddleia from NatureHills.com today!

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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Butterfly Candy™ Lil Lavender™ Butterfly Bush Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-10
Growing Zones 5-10
More Information
Brand Butterfly Candy®
Botanical Name Buddleia davidii BotEx 004
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 2 - 3 feet
Mature Spread 2 - 3 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained Soil
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Late Winter
Fragrant Yes