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BUDDLEJA davidii var. nanhoensis
Buddleja davidii var. nanhoensis is an upright to arching shrub that is more compact than the species. The Chinese native has slightly smaller gray-green leaves and produces elongated clusters of lilac-colored flowers from midsummer to frost. In climates with mild winters plants may be semi-evergreen.
Plants prefer full sun and can tolerate a wide range of well-drained soils. This is a wonderful shrub for attracting butterflies, but plants tend to freely sow themselves throughout the garden and beyond. Butterflybush is quite drought tolerant and provides summer interest to sunny mixed borders and foundation plantings. Particularly fine selections are the dwarf 'Mongo' (aka. Petite Indigo or ‘Nanho Blue’), which has pale lilac flowers, and 'Monum' ('Nanho Purple') with its bright purple blossoms.
9 - 2
5 - 9
H1, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Full Sun, Partial Sun
4'-6' / 1.2m - 1.8m
3'-6' / 0.9m - 1.8m
Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Fall
Pollution, Drought, Salt, Soil Compaction
Spring, Summer, Fall
Lavender, Blue Violet
Light Green, Gray Green
Light Green, Gray Green, Yellow Green
Green, Brown, Sandy Brown, Gray
Cutflower, Feature Plant, Foundation, Mixed Border
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