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.
Plant size: 5-7'/1.5-2.1m tall and wide
Light: full sun (6+ hrs/day)
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’