Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Lo & Behold® Purple Haze Butterfly Bush

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Lo and Behold® how lovely this shrub is! The Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Lo & Behold® Purple Haze Butterfly Bush (Buddleia x 'Purple Haze') erupts with bluish-purple, fragrant flowers that last from summer into fall!

This dwarf variety comes alive with butterflies and Hummingbirds. Its petite size is perfect for gardeners who want a Butterfly Bush, but don't want it to take up too much garden real estate. The Lo & Behold® Purple Haze is low-spreading, but its branches reach horizontally outward and become full of airy branches hanging heavy with their nectar-rich blooms.

And these violet blooms are to die for! This plant gets bejeweled in fragrant purple blooms in summer and they last through fall. This Buddleia's rich green aromatic leaves will give your garden a verdant feel all growing season! Growing throughout USDA hardiness zones 5 to 9, growing just 2-3 feet in height and spreads wide to 4-5 feet across.

Planting and Application:

Use this non-invasive for prized groundcover! Purple Haze features horizontal growth that keeps foliage low, making it ideal for areas that need a bit of color and protection with pretty living mulch. Fill wide swaths of sunny garden, with these pretty garden fillers! Let Purple Haze tumble over garden edges and the tops of retaining walls, or use as low facer shrubs to enliven a weary and leggy older foundation planting or evergreen hedge!

If you have the room, the Purple Haze looks stunning when planted in groups as a border or mass planting. Transform that hard-to-mow slope or eroding hillside into a Pollinator and Butterfly garden by planting these low-maintenance gems 3-4 feet apart on center.

Add these vivid low-growing specimens as front-of-the-border accents, or use these easy-to-grow accents as container and planter spillers and fillers! Dying back to their roots in colder climates, warm climates can enjoy these as Cottage Garden accents, Rock Garden water-wise specimens, and Mixed Shrub border woody shrubs! Either way, they're fast-growing focal points that reach full size each year!

  • Pure White Fragrant Flowers
  • Fast Growing & Airy Branching
  • Dark Green Aromatic Foliage
  • Nectar-Rich Pollinator-Friendly Blooms & Lovely Cut Flowers
  • Large Planters, Edging, Specimens & Mass Plantings

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Butterfly Bushes are low-maintenance shrubs that are perfect for new and busy gardeners alike! Plant in full sun throughout USDA hardiness zones 5 to 9. Plant your Lo & Behold® Purple Haze in full sun with well-drained soil. While Buddleia are low-water usage but do appreciate supplemental moisture during drought and the summer months to keep the flowers returning until frost. Provide a 3-4 inch deep layer of arborist mulch to support your shrub's root system. Like most butterfly favorites, this deciduous plant is drought tolerant and not on any deer's menu of favorite snacks.

You won't have to deadhead this low-maintenance beauty, either. In cold climates, you will want to cut these plants back to the ground before spring because these plants act more like herbaceous perennials. However, when grown in warm growing zones, these woody shrubs only need an early spring trim will help ensure the best performance and best flowers.

  • Full Sun Shrub/Perennial
  • Well-Drained Soil
  • Moderate Moisture & Fertility
  • Deer & Salt Tolerant
  • Prune In Early Spring

Bring a burst of purple to your landscape with this variety. The Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Lo & Behold® Purple Haze Butterfly Bush will dazzle you and your local hummingbirds, but they'll have to share with the flocks of butterflies that won't leave this charmer alone! Order from 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

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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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Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Lo & Behold® Purple Haze Butterfly Bush Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Brand Proven Winners ColorChoice
Botanical Name Buddleia x 'Purple Haze'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 2 - 3 feet
Mature Spread 4 - 5 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Widely Adaptable
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Bluish-Purple
Foliage Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring
Fragrant Yes