Telford, PennsylvaniaPerennials
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Buddleia davidii 'Nanho Blue'
Common name   Butterfly bush
Hardiness Zone   5 to 9
Sun   Full sun
Soil   light - medium
Flower color   mauve blue
Bloom time   June - September
Height   3 to 5 ft
Spread   3 to 5 ft

General Culture:
Easily grown in average, medium wet, well-drained soil in full sun. Good drainage is essential. Does poorly in wet conditions.
Noteworthy Characteristics:
'Nanho Blue' is a butterfly bush cultivar which features mauve-blue flowers. It is a deciduous shrub with an arching, spreading habit which typically grows to 5-10' tall if not cut back in late winter and 3-5' tall if cut back. Flowers are fragrant, and, as the common name suggests, very attractive to butterflies.
No serious insect or disease problems
Provides valuable summer and early fall flowers when few other shrubs are in bloom. Best grown in massed plantings in borders, cottage gardens, rose gardens or butterfly gardens. Usually does not make a good single specimen shrub.