Growing Royal Red Butterfly Bush in Phoenix Arizona

it looks so tiny

red butterfly bush

newly planted in March

First bud starting to show (beg of April)

red Butterfly bush bloom

End of April Bloom on Red Butterfly Bush

This is a new plant for me, it was just planted in March of 2009. This Royal Red bush should reach a height of 8 ft. to 10 ft and attract butterflies with it's dark red-purple blooms.

This plant was a mail order plant, as I had difficulty locating it in this area. It has been in the ground 3 weeks when it produced it's first bud. I was very happy to see the first bloom by the end of April. This plant is tiny, but obviously healthy.

I will update this page as the plant grows and flowers.


Also Known as:

Botanical Name: Buddleia davidii 'Royal Red'

Water Usage:

Bloom Time : Summer

You may also be interested in Butterfly Weed or the Indigo Butterfly Bush