The Complete Guide for Lo & Behold® Purple Haze Butterfly Bush (Buddleja X ‘Purple Haze’ Plant Patent #24,514) Care


The Lo & Behold® Purple Haze Butterfly Bush, otherwise known as the Buddleja X ‘Purple Haze’ Plant Patent #24,514 or Butterfly Bush ‘Honeycomb’, Summer Lilac ‘Honeycomb’, is a rather well known shrub plant by gardening enthusiasts around the world.

Best known for its low maintenance and fast growth, this shrub will likely liven up your house (or garden) with its green colored leaves. But, only if you learn how to take proper care of it for it to thrive.

Fortunately, this is exactly what we’ll cover in this Lo & Behold® Purple Haze Butterfly Bush Care Guide. So let’s dive in.

The fundamental caring guidelines for every Lo & Behold® Purple Haze Butterfly Bush can be summed up into the following:

  • Water: The Lo & Behold® Purple Haze Butterfly Bush grows best with watering each week. Increase the frequency of watering when it gets hot.
  • Light: Keep your Buddleja X ‘Purple Haze’ Plant Patent #24,514 in an environment where it can receive full sun on a daily basis. 
  • Soil: Make sure to keep the Lo & Behold® Purple Haze Butterfly Bush in soil with well-draining properties, so ideally, one that is made of clay, loam, chalk, and sand.

And as with many other plants, these are the only three care factors you need to remember to make sure your Lo & Behold® Purple Haze Butterfly Bush is, for the most part, healthy and well to survive.

Lo & Behold® Purple Haze Butterfly Bush up close

Scientific / Botanical Aspects

In botanical terms, the Lo & Behold® Purple Haze Butterfly Bush belongs to the Scrophulariaceae family, and the genus Buddleja, hence its scientific (or botanical) name Buddleja X ‘Purple Haze’ Plant Patent #24,514 (BUD-lee-uh).

As with other Buddleja’s, the Lo & Behold® Purple Haze Butterfly Bush is a deciduous plant, which means it will shed its leaves annually once autumn comes.

Growing Region

As a rule of thumb, we recommend to always keep in mind your plants’ native region and environment, since these are the conditions that your Lo & Behold® Purple Haze Butterfly Bush is most accustomed to, thus where it can most favorably.

With this in mind, the Buddleja X ‘Purple Haze’ Plant Patent #24,514 will be most used to the heat zones in the 2 – 9 region, as the plant hardiness level falls between 6a, 6b, 7b, 7a, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10b, 10a and the ideal climate zone is between 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24.

Growth and Size

Growth

In terms of size and growth, the Lo & Behold® Purple Haze Butterfly Bush is a relatively fast grower, which makes things tricky for any plant enthusiast.

Size

But, what size of Lo & Behold® Purple Haze Butterfly Bush are we talking about? What can you expect in terms of height, spread and spacing? Let’s dig in…

The Buddleja X ‘Purple Haze’ Plant Patent #24,514 can grow up to 5′ – 7′ (150cm – 210cm) in 5′ – 7′ (150cm – 210cm) and 4′ – 5′ (120cm – 150cm) in 4′ – 5′ (120cm – 150cm). 

These dimensions make the Lo & Behold® Purple Haze Butterfly Bush a relatively large shrub compared to others, so it’s best to keep this fact in mind since it will affect where you want to keep yours at home.

Also, expect it to grow in a wonderful spreading shape, which is something worthwhile to remember when making your garden landscape plans.

This is why experts recommend keeping an area of approximately 60″ (150cm) free so the Lo & Behold® Purple Haze Butterfly Bush can spread to its best extent.

Water

In terms of watering, the Lo & Behold® Purple Haze Butterfly Bush is a fairly simple plant to take care of.

This is mostly because it has a straightforward watering schedule and somewhat regular watering needs.

Specifically, most experts agree that the Buddleja X ‘Purple Haze’ Plant Patent #24,514 grows best with watering each week. Increase the frequency of watering when it gets hot.

Which is why it is considered a plant with relatively average needs in terms of water. 

Lo & Behold® Purple Haze Butterfly Bush care

Watering

As a rule of thumb, you should remember to keep your Lo & Behold® Purple Haze Butterfly Bush in soil with well-draining characteristics, as these will guarantee the right conditions for your plant to grow and thrive. 

When you consider this, this is why you should aim to choose soil that has good drainage, and occasionally dry properties to keep the right moisture levels at all times. 

In our experience, the famous ‘thumb’ or ‘finger’ test is what works best for the Lo & Behold® Purple Haze Butterfly Bush since with it, you will be able to give it the right amount of water, every time – regardless of the environment or placement where you do decide to keep it.

Soil Mix

As mentioned earlier, the Lo & Behold® Purple Haze Butterfly Bush prefers to have soil with good drainage, and occasionally dry properties at all times, reason why you need to make the soil mix out of clay, loam, chalk, and sand.

This is why most experts agree that the Lo & Behold® Purple Haze Butterfly Bush requires soil with loam (silt), sand, clay, high organic matter, and shallow rocky, which will give you the right conditions it needs.

In addition to this, expert gardeners recommend having preferably alkaline, acid or neutral soil.

Light and Exposure

In terms of light & exposure, the Lo & Behold® Purple Haze Butterfly Bush requires full sun in order for it to thrive under the right conditions. 

Most experts agree that this shrub will do well as long as you keep it in full sun, and it will be able to grow properly.

Specifically, we recommend that you place your Buddleja X ‘Purple Haze’ Plant Patent #24,514 in little to partial shade (only 2-6 hours of direct sunlight a day), to full and direct sun (more 6 hours of direct sunlight per day).

Season

Being a deciduous plant, the Lo & Behold® Purple Haze Butterfly Bush will shed its leaves annually once autumn comes.

But, you can expect it to have its ‘prime-time’ during the summer (mid, late), and during the fall.

Flowers

You can expect your Lo & Behold® Purple Haze Butterfly Bush to flower around the summer and in the fall months from July to September (summer), and from October to December (fall).

In particular, this shrub is well known for its repeat flowering, fragrant long bloom season, and showy flowers around the plant enthusiast community.

The Lo & Behold® Purple Haze Butterfly Bush produces some beautiful purple, or gold/yellow and orange flowers around this time of year.

Foliage

The leaves from the Lo & Behold® Purple Haze Butterfly Bush have a beautiful green color during most of the year.

In particular, they have a simple arrangement with a opposite organization in its leaves.

You can expect the leaves from your Buddleja X ‘Purple Haze’ Plant Patent #24,514 to be around (1-3 inches) in size.

Lo & Behold® Purple Haze Butterfly Bush and butterfly

Attracts, Tolerance and Resistance

The Lo & Behold® Purple Haze Butterfly Bush is well known for being able to attract hummingbirds and butterflies, so keep that in mind when choosing your plant, as you’ll likely end up finding one or another in your garden.

Additionally, it has a special tolerance for drought and animals like rabbit and deer, so don’t worry if any of these come along, your Buddleja X ‘Purple Haze’ Plant Patent #24,514 will be fine.

Garden

Does your Lo & Behold® Purple Haze Butterfly Bush have any garden recommendations? Does it serve any gardening purposes? Here’s how you can get the most out of your new plant.

Most Buddleja X ‘Purple Haze’ Plant Patent #24,514 owners agree that this shrub will look great in most mediterranean, cottage and rustic gardens of all types. 

Other owners consider that they complement well most gardens of coastal garden, city and courtyard, and in informal and cottage styles. 

In particular, the Lo & Behold® Purple Haze Butterfly Bush’s best location within your garden is in beds and borders, others use it for landscaping in a hedge, border, specimen, container, mass planting, or a wildlife garden.

Conclusion

So that’s it! These are the main plant care requirements that you need to keep in mind in order to have a healthy Lo & Behold® Purple Haze Butterfly Bush in your garden or home.

Sebastian Moncada

I’m also a plant enthusiast and researcher. I’ve been privileged to have lived my whole life around the wilderness of Colombia and I’m happy to share everything I learn along the way. “Adopt the pace of nature. Her secret is patience” – Emerson.

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