Pink Delight Butterfly Bush
Pink Delight Butterfly Bush
Pretty in Pink Blooms Up to 15 Inches Long!
- Fast growing
- Low maintenance
- Attracts butterflies and birds
|Soil Type||Well Drained|
|Mature Height||3-4 Feet|
|Mature Width||4-5 Feet|
|Shipping Restriction||AZ, OR, WA|
The Pink Delight Butterfly Bush is a rounded shrub that produces and abundance of pink elongated flowers. The summer gives way to a flowery show that attracts butterfly and hummingbird visitors. Bright pink and fragrant flower panicles can reach up to 15‘’ long. Wow! Now wouldn’t a bundle of pretty in pink flowers look great in the house?
The perfect pink color and beautiful blooms of the Pink Delight Butterfly Bush will not only tickle you pink, but will make you blush with pride each and every time you brag about the light fragranced blooms.
The Pink Delight Butterfly Bush prefers full sun and well-drained soil. This shrub is a low maintenance shrub. Our only recommendation is to prune back this perennial in late winter. The Pink delight grows fast and will reach maturity in as little as two growing season reaching it maximum size of 5 feet high and 5 feet wide. The shrub will adapt to pH levels and will thrive in most conditions.
Bigger is better and when it comes to these big and beautiful blooming pink panicles, this shrub will definitely pack a punch in your landscaping plan. Not only does it offer big blooms, but also has a light fragrance that welcomes butterflies and birds as well.
When Will This Butterfly Bush Bloom?
Expect beautiful blooms from June to Septmeber and sometimes throughout the fall season.
How To Propagate A Butterfly Bush
Use a hardwood or softwood cutting no less than 3" long when propagating this shrub. Remove lower leaves and dip the cutting in rooting hormone before placing into a container with a soil mix. Pick a spot with plenty of sun that stays warm and moist which will help establish the roots in just a few weeks.
How Far Apart Should I Space These Shrubs?
Plant 4-5 feet apart to accomodate a 4-6 foot spread at maturity.
When planting your Butterfly Bush be sure you have the right location and conditions for your new shrub to thrive. Spring and Fall are ideal times to plant. However, if you avoid freezing and hot temperatures you can plant almost any time of the year.
Butterfly bushes tolerate full sun and part shade and are adaptable to a variety of soils as long as your soil is well drained. If your soil is nutrient rich your Butterfly bush will not require fertilizer. Fertilize in early spring and when planting if your soil is lacking. Choose a basic slow release fertilizer for flowering plants. When planting take care not to burn the roots by mixing the fertilizer into the soil before placing your bush in the hole. Water well when your plant is newly planted, but otherwise Butterfly bushes are drought tolerant and only require watering during dry, hot periods. Butterfly bushes don't require pruning, but if you would like to maintain size, these shrubs tolerate heavy pruning. In cooler climates where this shrub acts more like a perennial, trim within a couple inches of the ground in late winter or early spring. Mulching is a good choice especially in colder regions to protect the roots from freezing temperatures.
The best way to prevent disease and pests is by providing the appropriate care for your plants. Proper location choice, watering, and fertilization are the keys to your success. Butterfly bushes are quite resilient and only rarely have issues. The most common pests affecting this shrub are Japanese beetles and caterpillars. Japanese beetles can be controlled naturally or by applying bacillus thuringiensis or nematodes as well as hand picking. There are chemical methods as well, but these tend not to work well this Insect. Caterpillars should be hand picked. There are pesticides to treat caterpillars, but these will kill the good caterpillars as well as the bad.
For additional options, be sure to check out our Butterfly Bush collection.