MONARCH® Prince Charming Butterfly Bush

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Stunning MONARCH® Prince Charming Butterfly Bush

  • Bold Cerise Pink Flowers Are Nearly a Foot-Long
  • Incredibly Vivid, Clear Reddish-Pink Color
  • Fragrant Blooms Summer Through Fall
  • Excellent Erect Form
  • Showy Informal Hedge
  • Important Nectar Resource to Attract Butterflies
  • Hummingbirds and Beneficial Pollinators Love Them, Too
  • Fast Growing
  • Drought Resistant Once Established
  • Rarely Damaged by Deer

Get an armload of the most amazing 10-inch long flower spikes starting in mid-summer, all the way through fall. Pink is always welcome in the garden...but these fabulous shrubs deliver a bright cerise pink that will stop you in your tracks!

Put MONARCH® Prince Charming Butterfly Bush (Buddleia 'Prince Charming' PP# 28,903) to work in your landscape. You'll love the huge blooms, and so will all your neighborhood butterflies.

Frankly, old-fashioned Buddleia used to be a bit common-looking and rangy. Not anymore!

Prince Charming is an ultra-refined modern cultivar that gives you the color you crave. Each one is adorned with long, reddish-pink panicles that cover the end of outreached branches.

Each year, they'll grow quickly into an elegant, vase-shape form. Use them with pride, even in the most meticulous setting.

Bold, wand-shaped flowers are composed from many hundreds of tiny, individual flowers. You'll get a real kick from watching Monarch butterflies; along with Fritillary, Admiral Swallowtail and many other species work the blooms over to gather up the copious nectar.

Place them somewhere you'll enjoy the show! You won't believe how popular these late season flowering plants are with beneficial pollinators.

Even hummingbirds will come for a daily visit to their nourishing nectar. Feel great about your choice!

Plant several Prince Charming, so you'll have plenty for cut flowers, too. Just visualize how welcoming it will be to greet your guests with fragrant blooms in a special vase placed on your hallway table.

Attractive, lance-shaped foliage makes a marvelous contrast. Be sure to snip a few branches to include in your arrangement!

You'll relish the great looks and high performance of these sturdy, well-formed shrubs. They tolerate high heat without dropping their guard.

The raspberry pink flowers burst into bloom in mid-summer and keep coming. Lavish him with minimal deadheading of spent Buddleia blooms...and you'll reap the rewards through fall.

End your growing season with a royal fanfare! Bequeath your landscape with Prince Charming's stupendous flower power...just as other perennials and shrubs are wrapping up.

Their honey scented blossoms are so easy to grow. Enjoy plenty of intensely colored flowers with this modern cultivar.

You'll never regret granting yourself this boon. Order MONARCH Prince Charming Butterfly Bush from the expert growers at Nature Hills today!

How to Use MONARCH® Prince Charming Butterfly Bush in the Landscape

With their upright rounded shape, Prince Charming Butterfly Bush make a showy addition to mixed perennial borders. Perk up your existing plantings...the easy way!

No matter the style of your home and landscape design, these "good mixers" will make an elegant statement. They fit just as well in a casual contemporary design as they do in an ultra modern one.

Even in a strictly formal garden, you'll find a place for their bold color and perfect form. Corral them with a Boxwood hedge, and use them as a very noteworthy perennial bedding plant.

Prince Charming can be used as a terrific low hedge to stir the hearts and minds of your garden visitors. Fulfill their quest for easy-breezy summer style by planting them two feet apart on center; measuring from the center of one to the center of the next.

Add additional rows in a staggered planting pattern. You'll fill bare ground in a sun-soaked spot with an amazing color show. Mix in some of our other Butterfly Bushes for a bespoke look, that is customized to suit your personal style.

In enormous outdoor containers, these special shrubs make exceptional "Thrillers". Let tricolor groundcover Flaming Carpet Sedum spill over the side to create a magnificent garden feature.

Plant a pair on either side of your front door for a charming welcome. Underplant with Japanese Anemone, Ruby Star Coneflower and spring-flowering bulbs for a long-lasting display that provides plenty of nectar for pollinators.

These opulent bloomers make an incredible gift plant. Say "Happy Birthday" or celebrate a big achievement with one or more.

Low-maintenance Prince Charming is perfect for beginning gardeners, and would be a very welcome housewarming present. Hint, hint!

#ProPlantTips for Care

Give them full sun and well-drained soils for best results. Create a raised bed if you need to improve drainage.

The first season in the ground, carefully supply a consistent amount of supplemental water. After the first year, these waterwise plants become drought tolerant once established.

Flowers are borne on new wood. Prune them back down to a foot high in early spring. They are a woody perennial in Zone 5, so trim them all the way down to the ground.

MONARCH® Prince Charming Butterfly Bush is no drama queen. You'll be thrilled with its performance and long-lasting fragrant flower display. Order yours 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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MONARCH® Prince Charming Butterfly Bush Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Brand Plants That Work
Botanical Name Buddleia 'Prince Charming'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 3 - 4 feet
Mature Spread 3 - 4 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Low Once Established
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Color Pink
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring
Fragrant Yes
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