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Buddleia Dark Dynasty (Butterfly Bush)

(Monarch® Collection) Rich royal purple flowers bloom on spears above a neat rounded clump of dark green foliage. It is a smaller, more densely compact variety. Fast growth rate.

Blooms from late summer into fall
3 ft tall x 3.5 ft spread
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Tolerant to juglone
Drought tolerant
Fragrant

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Zone Zone 5
Exposure Full Sun
Moisture Low to Moderate Moisture
Patent Info PP27834

Bright orange-yellow flowers bloom on top of tall hairy stems, and give way to seed pods. Leaves are speared and narrow. Despite it’s common name, this particular species of milkweed has no milky sap. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid summer to early fall
1-3 ft tall x 1-3 ft wide
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies
Moderate salt tolerance
Drought resistant
Deer resistant

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Yellow centres are surrounded by a frill of semi-double lavender blue-violet petals that grow on deep green foliage. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late summer to early fall
1-1.5 ft tall x 1-1.5 ft wide
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts birds and butterflies
Deer and rabbit resistant
Moderate salt tolerance
Drought tolerant

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Red blooms with splashes of yellow grow on top of bright green foliage, adding intense colour into the landscape. Compact habit. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms from June to September
1 ft tall x 1-1.5 ft spread
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts bees and butterflies
Drought tolerant
Rebloomer

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Sprays of star-shaped bright orange flowers sporting deep red throats bloom on stiff, upright stems with narrow spiky leaves resembling those of lilies. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid to late summer
2-3 ft tall x 1-2 ft wide
HARDY to -10°F (-23.3°C)
Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant

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Orange petals that fade out to yellow tips surround a large orange-brown centre cone and grow tall above deep green foliage. Rapid growth rate.

Use as cut or dried flowers. Be sure to keep some flowers in the garden over winter, as the blackened seedheads provide cold-season garden interest, as well as food for finches and other winter birds.

Blooms early to late summer
1.5-2.5 ft tall x 2-2.5 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant

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Masses of bright yellow ray flowers with dark brown centres bloom on bright green, hairy foliage in a compact, dwarf habit. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early to late summer
1-1.5 ft tall x 1 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant

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(Monarch® Collection) Upward pointing magenta-purple flowers sparkle like jewels against the dense lime green/ golden foliage. Rapid growth rate.

Blooms from late summer into early fall
3.5-4 ft tall x 4-5 ft spread
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Tolerant to juglone
Drought tolerant
Fragrant

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(Monarch® Collection) Pale periwinkle-blue blooms are on silvery branched stems with stunning grey-blue foliage. It has a relatively low and wide spreading habit. Fast growth rate.

Blooms late summer to early fall
3 ft tall x 6 ft spread
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Tolerant to juglone
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Fragrant

Other plants in the Monarch® Collection

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