Buddleia alternifolia Argentea

Silver Spring Blooming Butterfly Bush

 

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Stunningly different and showy, few shrubs can rival this outstanding selection. Silver foliage with long, cascading panicles of lavender-purple flowers are sweetly fragrant and attract many colorful pollinators, especially the tiger swallowtails. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric). 8-12' x 8-12' wide

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Regular Price: $12.99

Sale $11.69

per plant - 5" deep pot You save: 10%
Zones 5 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Attract Hummingbirds
Attract Hummingbirds
Bee Friendly
Bee Friendly
Fragrant Flower / Foliage
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
Drought Resistant / Waterwise
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"
Bloom Time Late spring to early summer
Shipping Shipping begins in late February based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first. Learn More…
Size Plant - 5" deep pot
SKU HBLNF51

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8-12' x 8-12' wide. 1998 Plant Select® Winner. Stunningly different and showy, few shrubs can rival this outstanding selection. The long, cascading panicles of lavender-purple flowers are sweetly fragrant and attract many colorful pollinators, especially the tiger swallowtails. The silver foliage keeps it interesting when the flowers are gone. A big grower, plant it where it can stretch its branches. Not for sale to OR and WA.

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SKU HBLNF51
Common Name Silver Spring Blooming Butterfly Bush
Botanical Name Buddleia alternifolia Argentea
Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Purple, Silver
Mature Height 8-12 ft. tall
Mature Spread 8-12 ft. wide
Bloom Time Late spring to early summer
Ships As Potted Plant
Planting Time Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Average Soil
Soil Moisture Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount of Rain 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Bee Friendly, Fragrant Flower / Foliage
Prohibited In Oregon, Washington
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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Shipping

Plant Shipping: Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Spring-Planted Perennial and Bulb orders will ship from February 27-June 30, warmest zones first. Most plant orders will arrive within 3-4 days, or less, of leaving our greenhouses. This prompt delivery is provided without additional express charges.

Grass Plugs Will ship at planting time in spring 2017, beginning in late February.

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Standard shipping costs are $4.99 and up, depending on the size of the order.

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2.0

Hoping for a better group this year!

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from Loveland Colorado

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Pros

    Cons

    • Flimsy
    • Small In Size

    Best Uses

    • Outdoors

    Comments about High Country Gardens Buddleia alternifolia Argentea:

    I called when I received my order in 2016 and let the staff know that they were in very poor shape and that they probably should ship me new ones. No they said, the plants would come back. They did not come back after a month of trying everything. When I called I was told that you were out of stock and to call back later. I kept calling and it was not until just before Christmas that I was able to order additional plants. I explained the history of the bad history and hat I hoped I would get better ones this time.

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    5.0

    First year in the Treasure Valley in Idaho is going well!

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    from Caldwell, Idaho

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    • Attractive
    • Healthy

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      Comments about High Country Gardens Buddleia alternifolia Argentea:

      The plant was small when it arrived but grew a lot in the first season. I am eager to see how it looks this spring.

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      USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

      To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

      • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
      • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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