‘Summer Skies’

Butterfly Bush

Buddleia

'Summer Skies'

USPP 22,465

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  • Bold variegation
  • Stable, burn-resistant
  • Long blooming
Description

Bright and stable variegation. A high-drama plant for the summer garden, the soft violet-blue flowers of 'Summer Skies' buddleia contrast beautifully with the showy yellow and white variegated foliage. This is a highly stable variety which is resistant to scorching even in full sun. Bold, tropical foliage makes a statement in the landscape or containers.

USDA Zone 5 - 9 (-20°F/-28.9°C)

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Exposure Full sun

Height 4 - 5'

Width 4 - 5'

Finish Time .5 season

Type Deciduous

Bloom Time Summer - frost

Flower Color Purple

Foliage Color Variegated

Liner Sizes 4", Quick Turn

Soil Good drainage is essential. The combination of wet soil and cold temperatures is particularly detrimental.

Pruning Prune only after new growth emerges in spring. Cut back to just above a set of large, healthy buds.

Uses With its very loud and bold variegation, 'Summer Skies' buddleia offers many landscape applications. It's an especially nice foliage accent for perennial gardens and containers.

Growing Tips Plant in full sun for best flowering. Deadheading not required for continuous bloom. In clay soils, plant a bit higher than ground level to divert moisture away from the center of the plant.