First Editions® Funky Fuchsia™ Butterfly Bush

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Like catnip to butterflies and hummingbirds, turn any garden into a butterfly garden! First Editions® Funky Fuchsia™ Butterfly Bush (Buddleia davidii 'PIIBD-II') is a shrub covered in huge, six to ten inches long flower spikes of reddish-pink flowers that are a magnet to pollinators.

The flowers are strikingly colored and fragrant and come in droves until frost! Ensuring that you will have plenty of gorgeous cut flowers indoors as well as plenty of food for butterflies and Hummingbirds outside. Backed by airy and graceful branching full of aromatic dark green leaves with lighter undersides provides a two-tone effect!

Widely adaptable throughout USDA hardiness zones 5 to 9, these 6-8 foot tall and wide shrubs grow in full sun and thrive in the cold, heat, and humidity, and are disease, Deer, and pest-free. These deciduous shrubs are incredibly easy to grow!

Planting and Application:

Funky Fuchsia™ flowers are such a unique bold color! Plant it with other butterfly-attracting plants in shades of yellows and oranges or lavenders and blues! Their size and graceful manner make for an impressive hedge for screening and friendly property division. Adding light privacy and back of the border garden backdrop! Create outdoor garden rooms with the backdrop of flowering wallpaper with these colorful flowers and ornamental foliage!

Tall specimens and brilliant focal points, Funky Fuchsia™ turns any garden into a Pollinator garden! Plant in a sunny Cottage garden with other bold jewel-tone blooms, or in a Rock garden as a brilliant accent!

  • Bold Magenta Flower Spires
  • Fragrant Blooms For Cut Flowers & Pollinators
  • Two-Tone Green Aromatic Foliage
  • Tall Shrub or Perennial Depending On Your Climate
  • Upright & Airy Backdrops, Borders, Specimens & Accents

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Like all Butterfly Bushes, Funky Fuchsia™ does best in full sun - otherwise, it will get leggy and sparse. It doesn't like wet feet, either so give it a place in your garden with good drainage. Plant with Nature Hills Root Booster and provide your Buddleia (sometimes spelled Buddleja) regular moisture access for their first year but become low-water usage once established. Provide supplemental moisture during drought and the summer months to keep the flowers returning. Provide a 3-4 inch deep layer of arborist mulch to support your shrub's root system to hold moisture consistently and insulate the roots.

Take care to deadhead this beauty and you will have flowers well into autumn. Once winter hits, Funky Fuchsia™ will die back to the ground like a perennial in cold winter places. In warmer climates, prune it back in spring to 12-inches to rejuvenate the entire plant.

  • Full Sun Shrubs
  • Well-Drained Soil
  • Moderate Moisture & Fertility
  • Deer Seldom Bother Them
  • Prune In Early Spring

Order the First Editions® Funky Fuchsia™ Butterfly Bush for brilliant fragrant blooms and easy-breezy maintenance! You'll transform your yard into a butterfly haven in a heartbeat with these fast-growing bold blooms available at Nature Hills!

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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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.

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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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First Editions® Funky Fuchsia™ Butterfly Bush Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Brand First Editions
Botanical Name Buddleia davidii 'PIIBD-II'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 6 - 8 feet
Mature Spread 6 - 8 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Widely Adaptable
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Magenta
Foliage Dark Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring
Fragrant Yes