Telford & Topton, PennsylvaniaPerennials
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Buddleja davidii 'Nanho Purple'
Common name   Butterfly bush
Hardiness Zone   5 to 9
Sun   Full sun
Soil   light - medium
Flower color  Lavender-purple
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 Purple' is a butterfly bush cultivar which features lavender-purple flowers on a compact plant. It is a deciduous shrub with an arching, spreading habit which typically grows to 3-5' tall if not cut back in late winter and 2-3' tall if cut back. Features spike-like terminal clusters (to 6" long) of lavender-purple flowers which bloom from June to September and sometimes to first frost. Flowers are fragrant, and, as the common name suggests, very attractive to butterflies. Willowy gray-green foliage. Popular fresh cut flower.
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.