Buddleia Lavender Cupcake

Humdinger® Series

Butterfly Bush, Summer Lilac

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Plant Code: BULC

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Blooming a few weeks earlier than typical Buddleia, the 12” lavender-purple spikes are the ‘icing on the cake’ as they cover the compact rounded habit of gray-green foliage. Humdinger™ defined as “striking or extraordinary” perfectly describes this sweet garden treat.

Glorious summer color on fast-growing plants entrance butterflies and hummingbirds. Butterfly Bushes are quite drought tolerant once established in the landscape. This woody ornamental shrub doesn’t wake up until late spring, but the summer show is well worth the wait.


Type: Shrubs
Height: Tall 3-4'
Spacing: Plant 4' apart
Bloom Time: Mid-Summer to Early Fall
Sun-Shade: Full Sun
Zones: 5-9   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal
Flower: Lavender
Accent: Lavender
Patent: PP28,221
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Deer Resistant
  • Hot Dry Site Tolerant
  • Fragrant
  • Good for Hedge
  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Humidity Tolerant
  • Long-Blooming
  • OK in Containers

Buddleia General Information

BuddleiaHumdinger® Series has a compact habit and shorter stature. Easy care with same appeal of traditional varieties - fragrant, butterfly magnets. Great in a container. This Buddleia is restricted from Oregon and Washington. Buddleias are shipped during our spring shipping season only. Idaho has restricted all potted plant material from being shipped into Idaho at this time.

Buddleia Plant Care

Buddleia prefer full sun with fertile, well-drained soil. No deadheading or pruning required. Very late to break dormancy in spring. May die back to ground in northern climates. Blooms on new wood.