Buddleia alternifolia Argentea
Silver Spring Blooming Butterfly Bush
Details8-12' 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.
|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|
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.
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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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