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Royal Red Butterfly Bush

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1.00 LBS
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Buddleja davidii 'Royal Red' 


They set off the purple-red flower panicles nicely from late summer well into fall.

Butterfly Bushes have certainly earned their place in the garden over the years, and its easy to see why. Just when we need a breath of fresh air in the late summer heat, they happily burst into bloom. At a time when many other plants are already spent, buddleias are just beginning their show. Their passive coloring and texture makes a wonderful backdrop for perennials, and you'll love the butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds that flock to their honey-scented blossoms.

Royal Red produced a naturally-occuring branch mutation back in 2001 that was later patented and named Buddleja davidii 'Santana'. For a beautiful hedge or driveway plant both Royal Red Butterfly Bush & it's Sport Santana Butterfly Bush together.


Plant Type:
Shrub or Tree

Shrub Type: 
Flower Color: 
Pink Red Orange Center
Upright Bushy
Shrub Spacing:
4 Feet

2 - 3 Feet

Flower Shade: 
Pink Red Orange Center
Container Roll: 
Height Category:
Shrub Height: 
3 - 5 Feet

Foliage Colors:

Foliage Shade: 

Common Names:

  • Summer Lilac
  • Buddleia


This variety is sterile
and does not produce
seeds like other cultivars.


  • Bees
  • Butterflies
  • Hummingbirds


  • Deer
  • Drought
  • Clay
  • Black Walnut




Light Requirement:

Full Sun

Maintenance Category:


Blooms On:

New Growth


Bloom Time:

July to October

Hardiness Zones:

Perennial in Zones 5a - 9b
Find Your Hardiness Zone

Watering Needs: Average

Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.



Landscape, Mass Plantings, Hedge,


 Patented: No

This plant is in the public domain.



Apply a slow release fertilizer in early spring.

Maintenance Notes: 

Prefers well-drained soil. Pruning is best done immediately after flowering; Prune back in early spring before new growth begins to shape. Medium moisture. Fertilize in early spring by applying a slow release fertilizer specialized for trees & shrubs. Follow the label for recommended rate of application. This is a slow growing plant and may need a year in the landscape before it increases in size.

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