Butterfly Candy™ Lil Taffy™ Butterfly Bush

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Sweet garden dessert! With bubblegum pink vertical blooms, the Butterfly Candy™ Lil' Taffy™ Butterfly Bush (Buddleia davidii 'BotEx 005') brings a world of biodiversity to your garden with sweet scent and candy-pink blooms! Held aloft in upright, fluffy tapering panicles, this cheerful pink-flowering Buddleia adds space-saving yumminess to your landscape!

The new Butterfly Candy™ line of Buddleia is wonderfully compact and stays just 2-3 feet in height and width, but is packed full of lovely lighter sage to gray-green foliage. Each branch ends in a vertically pointed cluster of tiny, scented blooms, jam-packed into tight clusters! Each held up like a beacon for every butterfly, bee, and hummingbird in your neighborhood!

Lil' Taffy™ is hardy throughout chilly USDA growing zones 5 to warm zone 10! The floriferous blooms keep returning for your pollinators and cut flower arrangements so long as you keep them deadheaded.

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' Taffy™ blooms in late spring, through summer, and continue into fall!

Planting and Application:

Butterfly Candy™ Butterfly Bushes are must-have sweet desserts for your Pollinator Garden! Packed with vital nectar resources for all your winged visitors, the flowers also are a treat for you as well! They look lovely in cut flower arrangements and smell sweet! Plant among other perennials or flowering shrubs and turn any cottage garden, Rock garden, or perennial border into a pollinator garden!

Wonderful accents in any part of the sunny landscape, the candy pink spires of blooms seem to enhance all other plant colors and all garden styles! Small and compact enough for Container gardeners and porch planters and dressing up a sunny front porch! They are also easy-care enough to create Mass plantings that fill your landscape with hardy, versatile, blooms and butterflies!

Plant one by a hummingbird feeder, add a birdbath, and a garden bench, and enjoy front-row seats as the winged visitors arrive in droves! Great gifts and Kid-friendly, everyone will enjoy watching Lil' Taffy™ attract tons of wildlife! Get them a book on butterfly identification and a pair of binoculars or a camera to go with your thoughtful, easy-care gift!

  • Fat Fluffy & Full Panicles in Bubblegum Pink!
  • Lovely Scented - Packed with Tiny Flowers
  • Nectar Rich Pollinator Magnets - 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 Is Best
  • 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

The new line of Butterfly Candy™ Lil' Taffy™ Butterfly Bush will bring bubblegum pink 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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Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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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 Taffy™ Butterfly Bush Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-10
Growing Zones 5-10
More Information
Botanical Name Buddleia davidii BotEx 005
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 2 - 3 feet
Mature Spread 2 - 3 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Late Winter
Fragrant Yes