If your favorite jeans were a plant, they might just be Nanho Blue butterfly bush - not just because the powder-blue blooms and silvery foliage bring to mind a well-worn pair, but because it's also an old favorite. In fact, this classic has graced gardens for nearly 40 years! This is a big, full-sized plant that blooms best and longest if deadheaded, though this isn't strictly necessary.
Cannot be shipped to OR or WA.
Plant size: 3 - 5' tall and wide
Light: full sun (6+ hrs/day)
Water : Average moisture
Hardiness: USDA zone 5-9 (Find your hardiness zone)
Pollinator value: attracts butterflies of all types, as well as other pollinating insects
Notable features: fragrant, deer resistant, long-blooming, drought tolerant.
Pot size: one quart
Plant name: Buddleia davidii ‘Nanho Purple’
Buddleia 'Nanho Blue' - Butterfly Bush
This bush arrived a little worse for wear, but rebounded quickly . My 6 inch bush is no 2.5 feet tall with several blooms. Beautiful.
I have had the Nanho Blue variety for probably twenty years , and it is one of the best butterfly bushes you can have in your garden!! Worth giving a try!!