Royal Red Butterfly Bush Quick Facts!
Non-Native in the US
Fantastic Nectar Plant for Butterflies
Hardy in USDA zones 5-9
Medium moisture, Drought tolerant
Large fuchsia red/purple flower panicles, 5-12 inches long, fragrant
Blooms summer to fall
Grows 4-6 feet tall, 4-5 feet wide
Deer and rabbit resistant
Royal Red is a Butterfly Favorite!
Like Pink Delight, Royal Red butterfly bush is known to be one of the most attractive Butterfly Bushes to pollinators and provides pollen throughout the summer and fall. Royal Red has a slightly looser habit than Pink Delight and usually does not grow quite as tall. It is however a strong grower and will respond well to a hard cut back in late winter. As with other buddleia, the flower display may be enhanced by pruning it to within a foot in late winter/early spring.
Royal Red is not a true red but rather is a deep red/purple/wine color. It’s leaves are a deeper green compared to other buddleia such as the silvery foliage of Pink Delight. It is a beautiful shrub in the butterfly garden and is sure to be a greatly loved by your butterflies and other pollinators. Hummingbirds are attracted to this variety due to the flower color!
Note: Deadheading will keep the plant looking neater and help prevent it from being invasive in certain areas. Northwest Coastal US, and Eastern coastal areas in particular are reporting problems with invasiveness. In fact sales/cultivation of butterfly bush are prohibited in Oregon so we can not ship plants to Oregon.