BEAUTIFUL PURPLE BLOOMS ENTICING BUTTERFLIES AND HUMMINGBIRDS TO YOUR PROPERTY
- Light purple cone flowers last from midsummer till late fall
- Adaptability to almost any soil opening up worlds of planting possibilities
- Hybrid cultivar alleviating the invasiveness of its parents
- Wonderful honey like aroma encompasses the gardens its planted in
- Easy to grow requiring little to no special treatments
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- Ships in a plant-safe designed box
- Hardiness Zone: 5-9
- Mature Height: 3-7' tall
- Mature Width: 3-7' wide
- Exposure: Full Sun
- Spacing: 5-8' apart
Why plant Asian Moon Butterfly Bush?
Exceptional beauty is the only way to describe the Asian Moon Butterfly Bush. Growing to heights of 3-7’ tall and spanning 3-5’ wide this shrub grows with a nice rounded form. These shrubs produce lovely green foliage topped with tall panicles of light purple blooms decorated bright orange in the center. These blooms are stunning in their own right offering a honey like fragrance and as the name suggests inviting butterflies as well as other pollinators and even hummingbirds to galavant across your property working tirelessly to pollinate your shrub.
The Asian Moon Butterfly Bush is a newer hybrid created by one Dr. Jon Linstrom of the University of Arkansas. He created this cultivar to combat the invasiveness of the original species. This was accomplished when the Asian Moon Butterfly Bush proved to be sterile by not setting seeds and producing blooms from June through late fall.
How to use Asian Moon Butterfly Bush in the landscape?
The Asian Moon Butterfly Bush offers a few different outstanding unique qualities, earning its place in your garden. First let's touch on invasiveness, well it's not. This particular cultivar was created to omit the invasive genetics other forms of butterfly bushes have. The Asian Moon Butterfly Bush is sterile, in other words this shrub does not produce seeds which would cause it to spread. With this genetic abnormality we are able to enjoy lavish blooms well into fall without disrupting the natural environment around us. These shrubs offer some serious adaptability to soil, thriving in almost all types as long as it drains well. Utilize this shrub in a multitude of garden designs such as cottage, rose, or obviously butterfly for stunning visuals. Plant this shrub as an accent around your home or grow a lovely border of fragrant lasting blooms.
Hardiness Zone: 5-9
How To Plant Asian Moon Butterfly Bush
After purchasing your Asian Moon Butterfly Bush it's time to get that bad boy in the ground. Choosing a location for planting might be easier than you thought. Thriving best in locations that offer full sun, the Asian Moon Butterfly Bush also offers some awesome soil adaptability. No need to worry about how acidic or alkaline your soil is or the composition of the soil. Heavy clay may be the only soil type that would cause some form of an issue, however make sure you choose a site that offers decent drainage and you should be fine. Maintain a watering schedule until established, feed when necessary, and enjoy the beautiful blooms and visitors year in and year out.
How To Water
After planting your Asian Moon Butterfly Bush it's time to water. This may be accomplished by watering at minimal twice a week until established. Once established, keep an eye on the soil making sure not to let it get too dry. We recommend keeping an eye on your local weather making sure to water during periods of inclement weather such as high heat or drought.
How To Fertilize
When it comes time to feed your Asian Moon Butterfly Bush no need to worry its as easy as can be. When first planting we recommend adding fertilizer to the planting site as the first feeding. If you planted during the spring re-apply fertilizer in late fall before the dormancy of winter. If you planted in fall, wait till spring before the push of new growth to fertilize your shrub. Remember these steps for the life of the plant and you will continue to have lavish foliage each year.
How To Prune
After planting it's time to consider the maintenance of your Asian Moon Butterfly Bush. Due to this shrub's speedy growth habit and height of the blooming stalks, in order for your shrub to not be too leggy we're gonna have to give it a trim. In early spring before the push of new growth we recommend pruning for shape. Then again in midsummer you may prune your Asian Moon Butterfly Bush to about 3’ from the ground, giving the incentive to grow more of these beautiful aromatic blooms.
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Size Small (AAA), Medium (A2A), and Large (AA) plants (our Treelings, Shrubs, Bushes, and Perennials) will be shipped directly to your home by a common carrier. Ships in a plant-safe designed box within 5-7 business days.
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