Windy Hill Butterfly Bush

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Lush and Compact Windy Hill Butterfly Bush

  • Covered in Fragrant Bloom Panicles
  • Each Lilac-Pink Flower is Accented with Orange Eye
  • Outstanding Nectar for Butterflies, Hummingbirds and Beneficial Pollinators
  • Blooms Summer through Fall
  • Wonderful in Cut Flower Arrangements
  • Cool-Toned Grayish-Green Foliage
  • Upright, Spreading Growth Habit
  • Versatile
  • Grow in Ground or in Containers
  • Easy Care in Full Sun with Well-Drained Soil
  • Widely Adaptable
  • Flowers on New Wood
  • Rarely Damaged by Deer

Drought Tolerant Once Established Perk up the look of your landscape with this hard-working modern cultivar! You'll gain a showy, compact shrub that provides nectar-rich blooms when most other plants are finished flowering for the season.

Entice those beautiful butterflies and hummingbirds to your yard with Windy Hill Butterfly Bush (Buddleja davidii 'Windy Hill'). This is a robust, upright selection with lilac-pink flowers and sweet orange centers.

Sun-loving Butterfly Bush offers a big benefit for local pollinators, too. Plant them in your borders, or keep them in containers for your patio or balcony.

Monarch butterflies really appreciate the nutritious nectar as they gear up for their long, annual migration south. Pair this with late-blooming perennials like Sedum, Anemone and Aster for a welcome addition to your Butterfly Garden.

The flowering panicles are held at the tips of the branches. Enjoy their honey-scent in a prominent position.

Use a single Windy Hill Butterfly Bush as a specimen in a small space garden, and you'll have a wonderful focal point to study all the butterflies that visit. Keep your camera handy to capture their antics!

Make the most of their cool, gray-green foliage and an upright, spreading habit. Install several in a zigzagging planting pattern three feet apart on center for an effective mass planting.

Fill your bare, open areas with their spicy blooms. The contrast of soft summer lilac and bright orange catches your eye, but won't overwhelm you, either.

Windy Hill Butterfly Bushes also make a charming informal hedge along your driveway or repeated along the back of your border. Once their root systems are established, they'll become waterwise (although we do recommend you supply water on a consistent basis for best results!)

Trim the blooms as they start to fade for a second show as an indoor cut flower. You'll encourage more blooms, and clean up at the same time!

Don't worry, we use Plant Sentry™ to help us comply with all state and local regulations for plant material. You see, in some locales...Butterfly Bushes do "too well."

Type in your zip code in our Zone Finder above the Plant Highlights to see if we can safely ship it to your area. Nature Hills loves nature, and we follow the rules to protect your landscape.

If you can grow Windy Hill Butterfly Bush, rejoice! It's a lovely cultivar that blooms a long time each year.

Give your local pollinators a helping hand with their sassy flowers. Order Windy Hill Butterfly Bush from Nature Hills—the responsible online plant source—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
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

About Plant Sentry™

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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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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.

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 18.99
20 - 49.99 21.99
50 - 69.99 24.99
70 - 99.99 29.99
100 - 129.99 34.99
130 - 149.99 41.99
150 - 150+ Approx 27%

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Windy Hill Butterfly Bush Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Buddleja davidii 'Windy Hill'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 4 - 5 feet
Mature Spread 4 - 5 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Lilac, Orange
Foliage Color Gray Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring
Fragrant Yes
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