Butterfly Bush for Sale Online

The Butterfly Bush is a low-maintenance shrub that is both heat and drought-tolerant. This deciduous shrub is fast-growing and produces masses of butterfly-attracting purple flowers. 

Butterfly Bushes (buddleia davidii) grow best in full sun, well-well draining soil conditions, and warm climates. These popular native plants are from North America and are loved for their ability to draw in a range of different butterfly species to one's garden. 

Larger varieties of Butterfly Bushes such as Buddleia Black Knight are great for the back of your garden border, while dwarf butterfly bushes such as Buddleia Lo and Behold Blue Chip are smaller and may even be planted in containers!

Butterfly Bush History

Butterfly Bushes got their name because they are very attractive to butterflies. This shrub attracts many butterflies throughout its growing seasons of spring and summer.

According to an article from the South Texas Master Naturalist, Buddleia Shrubs were first found along the border of China and Tibet by a French missionary and naturalist, Pere Armand David. The popular yard shrub's botanical name, 'buddleia davidii' was hence given to commemorate his findings.

The article goes on to explain how he found them growing in China in 1869. The flowers are mildly fragrant and give way to two-valved seed capsules that open when ripe. Their flowers not only attract butterflies but hummingbirds, bees, and other pollinators too.

Types of Butterfly Bushes For Sale at Garden Goods Direct

Black Knight Butterfly Bush

These show-stopping shrubs are fragrant, fast-growing, and easy to care for! Producing deep purple blooms beginning mid-summer, these pollinator magnets will surely light up your yard and your life!

Lo & Behold® Blue Chip Junior Butterfly Bush

If you're in search of a smaller shrub to attract pollinators to your yard, look no further than this perfect indigo-blooming dwarf shrub! Reaching a mature height between one and two feet tall, these little shrubs will make a big impact in the garden.

Flutterby Petite® Blue Heaven Butterfly Bush 

Fuzzy green foliage combines with brilliant violet-blue cones of flower heads to make for a stand-out piece in any landscape! The compact mounded form makes this deer-resistant shrub ideal for small spaces.

Flutterby Petite® Tutti Fruitti Butterfly Bush

This fuschia masterpiece brings vibrant color without the hassle of tentative care and pruning needed. Blooming from summer through to the year's first frost, the Tutti Fruitti Buddleia never fails to amaze onlookers!

Miss Molly Butterfly Bush

The striking magenta blooms on the Miss Molly Butterfly Bush will surely wow you all summer long! The shrub requires minimal care aside from light pruning in late winter.

Nanho Purple Butterfly Bush

Blooming from June through September, lavender purple flowers grace this magnificent shrub and attract a host of pollinators to your yard.

Pugster® Amethyst Butterfly Bush

This shrub may be dwarf-sized, but its flowers sure aren't! Giant purple blooms sit atop pale green foliage and make for a unique and bold addition to the landscape.

Planting Your Butterfly Bush

Before you dive into planting your Butterfly Bush, you will want to ensure that they are suited for your specific USDA Grow Zone. We've gone ahead and simplified the process for you with our handy Find Your Grow Zone Tool!

The best time to plant your Butterfly Bush is in the spring or fall. If you are planting your shrub in the fall, make sure they have enough time in the ground to establish themselves before the first frost of the year.

The best place to plant your Butterfly Bush is in an area of your garden or landscape that has full sun exposure. If your shrub does not receive enough sunlight each day, it will become sparse and decrease flowering. You may also notice the flowers become lighter if they are in too much shade.

Also, make sure the location you choose is in well-draining soil conditions. This plant suffers when it is in wet soil for too long. (For the best flower color, make sure the soil is slightly acidic to neutral.) These shrubs are drought-tolerant and require only occasional watering after their first growing season.

To learn more on the steps of planting and caring for your Butterfly Bush, check out our Butterfly Bush Planting Guide!

How Should I Use Butterfly Bushes in My Garden?

  • Plant next to spring and early-summer blooming plants to keep a constant growing garden through fall.
  • Plant in perennial beds and borders
  • To enjoy the sight of butterflies and hummingbirds, plant near a patio or outdoor gathering area.
  • Use larger varieties at the back of layer planting and lower spreading types as a ground cover to form a low ground cover.
  • Dwarf varieties add a perfect splash of color to a mixed container planting.