Buddleia davidii buzz
Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun. Becomes weedy and sparse with diminished flowering performance if not grown in full sun. Does poorly in wet conditions. In USDA Zones 5 and 6, this plant will often die to the ground in winter and therefore is often grown therein in the manner of an herbaceous perennial. Even if plants do not die to the ground in winter, they usually grow more vigorously, produce superior flowers and maintain a better shape if cut close to the ground in late winter each year. Removal of spent flower spikes during the growing season may encourage additional bloom.
'Buzz Violet Blue' is a very compact buddleja that is ideal for growing in small garden areas or patio containers. In the garden, it will typically grow to 3' tall, but in a container will only reach 2' tall. Violet blue flowers in spike-like terminal and axillary clusters bloom from June to September (sometimes to first frost). Flowers are mildly fragrant, and, as the common name suggests, very attractive to butterflies. Willowy, elliptic leaves with serrate margins are medium green. U. S. Plant Patent Applied For (PPAF).
No serious insect or disease problems.
Contrasting purple flowers and yellow foliage provide excellent accent to the landscape. Summer to fall flowers adorn the landscape when few other shrubs are in bloom. Best grown in borders, cottage gardens, rose gardens or butterfly gardens. Popular fresh cut flower.
Horticulture Agent IV
County Extension Director