Buddleia davidii 'Nanho Blue'



Close up of Dwarf Blue Butterfly Bush Flower Wand


Butterfly bushes, sometimes called summer lilacs, are really butterfly airports. Their sweet, honey fragrance attracts a variety of butterflies and beneficial insects.

Dwarf Blue Butterfly Bush is one of the tidier butterfly bushes, but the title dwarf is misleading. On this butterfly bush it is the leaves and the flowers that are small and not the overall size of the bush. However, because the leaves are smaller, the bush tends to grow a little slower and this slow growth creates a better formed shrub.

While the other Buddleia davidii's need yearly or bi-yearly pruning, this Dwarf Blue can be left alone to fulfill its growth potential. If you garden in zones 5 or 6, it will probably die back in the winter. In the spring, when the shoots start coming up from the ground, dead branches should be pruned back.

Dwarf Blue Butterfly Bush is hardy to zone 5, tolerant of blazing hot sun, and able to grow in heavy soil with adequate drainage.

While not truly blue (no butterfly bush is truly blue), it must have a touch of blue in it because it goes well with pinks like our Magic Carrousel Miniature Pink Roses.

This plant is sometimes available in plug trays. These trays hold 128 of all the same plant.  They are a great low cost way to fill a lot of space. Each cell is 3/4 of inch by an inch. Check here to see if Dwarf Blue Butterfly Bush Plug Trays are available.

Dwarf Blue Butterfly Bush is one of the six plants chosen to be in our Wildlife Herb Garden Six Pack.

It might also be included in our Thirty-Six Pack Butterfly Attractor Assortment.


Cultural Information

Height: 8-10 Feet  

Hardiness: Perennial
in Zones 5-11

Flower Color: Lilac

Characteristics: Full Sun,

Uses: Butterfly,

Organic Dwarf Blue
Butterfly Bush

$6.95 per 3 inch pot



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