Proven Winner® Miss Violet Butterfly Bush

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Long-blooming, fast-growing, drought tolerant, non-invasive, deer resistant...the list goes on and on! The Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Miss Violet Butterfly Bush (Buddleia x 'Miss Violet') seems to have it all as a hardy perennial shrub, but then consider the addition of brilliant, fragrant blooms and you have a plant that is nothing short of amazing!

Miss Violet is a Butterfly Bush variety with long, clustered, densely-packed spikes of violet blossoms! These vivid fragrant blooms reach out and arch over the dark green foliage in late summer and continue their show into fall! The aromatic foliage and airy branching are tightly branched!

The irresistible fragrance and color act like a beacon to pollinators, including the butterflies that will hasten to your yard in droves to partake of Miss Violet's delicious nectar. The Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Miss Violet Butterfly Bush is a deciduous, ornamental shrub with an upright habit and semi-compact nature throughout USDA growing zones 5 to 9.

Planting and Application:

Miss Violet would be perfect for a wildlife garden but is certainly a welcome addition to any spot where you can sit back and witness the floral show and pollinator-heaven it creates. Use it as a back-row plant in your perennial garden or dressing up a foundation border. Not only will Miss Violet add flair in the later summer months, but even when it isn't in bloom the green will make a stunning backdrop for other perennials!

Butterfly Bushes have always been beloved by gardeners! Must-haves for the pollinator garden and cut flower border, these fragrant blossoms stand out indoors and out! Add it to your smaller cottage gardens too! Their easy-care nature and tidy form make these ideal for commercial sites and en masse plantings!

  • Fat Spires of Violet Flower Clusters
  • Dense Round Form
  • Pollinator Nectar & Pollen Resources
  • Long-Lasting Blooms
  • Gorgeous Backdrops, Specimens, Butterfly Gardens & Focal Points

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Butterfly Bushes are relatively easy to grow! When picking out a planting site, look for somewhere in full sun with well-drained soil. This will ensure your shrub is happy from the start. You'll want to water well during the first year to help it get established, but after that, these shrubs can be low-moisture needs.

Appreciating a 3-4 inch layer of mulching around the bottom will help regulate temperatures and conserve water. Buddleia is a woody shrub in warmer areas but is typically treated much more like Perennials in colder climates. You'll want to cut back all stems in late winter before the growing season starts. This helps the plant develop new fresh growth from down low. Plus, if you deadhead the shrub throughout its blooming season, it'll encourage the plant to produce new flowers and continue blooming. You can also try renewal pruning by removing a third of the oldest growth every 3-5 years. Mow or trim back suckers if they are not desired each year.

  • Full Sun Flowering Shrubs
  • Well-Drained Soil Needs
  • Moderate to Low Moisture
  • Can Be Perennial & Deciduous Shrubs Depending on your Climate
  • Deadhead to Keep The Non-Invasive Flowers Returning
  • Deer & Rabbit Resistant

Part of the Proven Winners® "Miss series", Miss Violet will have no concerns with self-seeding and will become a beautiful non-invasive variety for your landscape. Plant a Miss Violet Butterfly Bush today and begin to reap the rewards of this amazing selection with the help of Nature Hills Nursery!

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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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.

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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.

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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 Winner® Miss Violet Butterfly Bush Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Brand Proven Winners ColorChoice
Botanical Name Buddleia x 'Miss Violet'
Mature Height 4 - 5 feet
Mature Spread 4 - 5 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Widely Adaptable
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Color Green
Foliage Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
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