Buzz™ Sky Blue Butterfly Bush
Nectar Rich Buzz™ Sky Blue Butterfly Bush
- Fragrant Flowers
- Fabulous, Cool-Toned Blooms and Foliage
- Long-Lasting Color Display
- Full-Sized Blooms on Dwarf Plant
- Improved Cultivar Behaves Beautifully in the Landscape
- Feeds Local Butterflies, Hummingbirds and Helpful Pollinators
- Compact Size Perfect for Containers
- Edge Your Garden Beds
- Use Near Vegetable Gardens and Fruit Trees
- Rarely Damaged by Deer
Add a plant you'll feel great about this season! For deliciously cool-toned lavender-blue blooms and silvery, gray-green foliage, the naturally dwarf Buzz Sky Blue Butterfly Bush, (Buddleia davidii BUZZ™ 'Sky Blue') can't be beat.
Stunning, 6-inch spikes of clustered blossoms arch up and above the graceful, elliptical foliage. You won't be the only one who is impressed by these showy blooms!
Buzz Sky Blue Butterfly Bushes are compact, woody perennials that have an incredible allure to pollinators. They are nectar powerhouses and attract butterflies, hummingbirds and honeybees.
With blooms that last from summer through fall, planting these will provide a critical nectar resource for Monarch butterflies as they prepare for their annual migration. You can add them into a fully integrated Butterfly Garden complete with host plants for caterpillars.
Or, you can start small by using them in containers on either side of your garden gate. However you use them, your local pollinators will appreciate it.
This improved cultivar won't get lanky, leggy or self-seed. It simply performs beautifully for you, year after year. The flowers smell terrific, too.
The play of the mounded form and the dramatic blue flower spikes brings excitement to your garden design. Enjoy watching the play of butterflies feasting from the laden blooms!
Buzz Sky Blue Butterfly Bush is a must-have for your home to bring color, life, form and fragrance together in a unique and vibrant way. Order today!
How to Use Buzz™ Sky Blue Butterfly Bush in the Landscape
Buzz Sky Blue is a joy in almost any location. They stay small enough to use as a facer for taller shrubs, and make a dynamic border plant.
Enliven established evergreen trees with these beautiful, hard-working plants. Create a raised bed on the sunny side of your tree and use multiple plants in a loose, zigzagging planting pattern. You'll be thrilled with the added color and charm.
Greet guests by planting several along your walkway. Use at the corners of your veggie patch to draw flying visitors, as well.
With an arching, mounded growth habit, they fill a container perfectly. Add these dwarf Butterfly Bushes as a "Thriller" to decorative planters on either side of your front door.
This plant's panicles make perfect cuttings to bring a burst of color to flower arrangements. And it produces so many clusters, your garden won't miss out on the bright color these clusters provide.
Use them by themselves, or mix with other colors in the Buzz series. You'll love the lively depth of color!
#ProPlantTips for Care
With a mounded form, the compact Buzz Sky Blue is easy to grow and quite hardy. Plant it in full sun, where it will receive at least 6 hours of direct sunlight a day.
Buddleias do best in well-drained soil. They won't tolerate wet roots. Use containers or elevate the planting bed, if your soil drains slowly.
You'll enjoy the largest flower display if you can deadhead the spent blooms. We like to invest in a cute pair of small garden snips, and call it "me time" out in your garden. It takes about 3 minutes, and gives you a chance to enjoy your plant up close and personal.
More flowers? You bet, that's worth it.
In addition to full sun, provide a medium amount of water on a regular basis, so it can grow to its fullest potential. Don't worry about the occasional vacation. These durable plants are waterwise.
Deer don't prefer the taste, so they are rarely damaged. a great choice as an addition to your garden border.
Buddleia as a species may grow a bit too well in certain areas. Don't fear! We protect your local ecosystem with a software tool called Plant Sentry™. It helps Nature Hills follow all local, state and federal regulations for plants that can become invasive.
If we can ship this into your area, you'll adore your new Buzz Sky Blue Butterfly Bush. So will all your local pollinators! Get your color fix, order 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
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|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|
|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|
|#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|
|#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|
About Plant Sentry™
Plant Sentry is designed to protect both consumers and the nursery trade from invasive plant pests and diseases. Sites that display the Plant Sentry protection badge are protected from consumers buying and nurseries shipping material carrying invasive pests and diseases.
This proprietary eCommerce software prevents the shipment of a restricted plant to each state. The Plant Sentry system includes a shipment certification program. The Plant Sentry Compliance Officer works closely with NatureHills.com and each nursery or fulfillment center to ensure only compliant plants are sold to customers.
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|Botanical Name||Buddleia davidii BUZZ™ 'Sky Blue'|
|Mature Height||3 - 4 feet|
|Mature Spread||3 - 4 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Flower Color||Blue, Purple|
|When To Prune||Late Winter|