Buzz™ Sky Blue Butterfly Bush

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Add a plant you can 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 'TOBUDSKYBL') 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! The 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.

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.

With a mounded form, the compact Buzz™ Sky Blue is easy to grow and quite hardy throughout USDA planting zones 5 to 9. The play of the mounded form and the dramatic blue flower spikes bring excitement to your garden design. Enjoy watching the play of butterflies feasting from the laden blooms!

Planting and Application:

Buzz™ Sky Blue is a joy in almost any sunny location. They stay small enough to use as a facer for taller shrubs and hedges and make a dynamic border plant! Growing 3-4 feet in height and width, the airy branching won't block your view. Deer don't prefer the taste, so they are rarely damaged. a great choice as an addition to your garden border.

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 late in the growing season, as well.

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. 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.

The sky-blue panicles make perfect cuttings to bring a burst of color to flower arrangements. And it produces so many clusters, that your garden won't miss out on the bright color these clusters provide! Use them by themselves, or mix them with other colors in the Buzz™ series. You'll love the lively depth of color!

Cottage borders become lively and Butterflies are must-haves for the Pollinator garden. Plant these airy shrubs in the Rock Garden as easily as the pampered Rose Garden for plenty of flowering filler to go with your Rose bouquets.

  • Fabulous, Cool-Toned Fragrant Flowers
  • Long-Lasting Color Display
  • Aromatic Silvery Gray-Green Foliage
  • Full-Sized Blooms on a Compact Dwarf Plant
  • Feeds Local Butterflies, Hummingbirds & Helpful For Pollinators
  • Improved Cultivar Behaves Beautifully in the Landscape
  • Edge Your Garden Beds & Perfect for Containers

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Plant easy-care Butterfly Bushes in full sun, where it will receive at least 6 hours of direct sunlight a day. 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. Buddleias do best in well-drained soil with moderate enrichment, but they won't tolerate wet roots. Use containers or elevate the planting bed, if your soil drains poorly. Provide a 3-4 inch layer of mulch and Nature Hills Root Booster for lifelong support.

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. Buddleia can act as herbaceous Perennials in cooler climates but are woody shrubs in warmer winter-growing zones. Prune back in the early spring before new growth emerges, even pruning down near the ground if your shrub dies back in the winter.

  • Easy-Care Full Sun Shrubs/Perennial Plants
  • Well-Drained Soil - But Tolerates Xeric Conditions
  • Regular Moderate Moisture
  • Prune In Early Spring
  • Rarely Damaged by Deer & Urban Environment Tolerant

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 with the Buzz™ Sky Blue Butterfly Bush! This is a must-have for your home to bring color, life, form, and fragrance together uniquely and vibrantly! Order at Nature Hills Nursery 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

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 and each nursery or fulfillment center to ensure only compliant plants are sold to customers.

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Plant Sentry


To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

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.

*If you have found your zone already, it will be highlighted in the table below.
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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
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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Buzz™ Sky Blue Butterfly Bush Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Buddleia davidii 'TOBUDSKYBL'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 3 - 4 feet
Mature Spread 3 - 4 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well-Drained
Moisture Moderate to Low Once Established
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Lavender-Sky Blue
Foliage Perennial
Foliage Color Gray-Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring
Fragrant Yes