Harlequin Butterfly Bush

Buddleja davidii 'Harlequin'

Plant Details:

Plant Type: Shrub
Plant Family: Buddlejaceae
Plant Description: Beautiful medium to large shrub flowering shrub. Can be pruned back to desired height each year, even to the ground if desired. Once established, this plant is tolerant of many conditions. Attracts butterflies and bees. In addition to dark red-purple blooms, the leaves of this variety are variegated.
Plant Care: Prune regularly to promote health, provide air circulation, maintain a desirable shape, and to remove dead or damaged branches. Pruning is best done in late-winter to early spring for most trees and late-spring for spring blooming shrubs. Monitor for pests, diseases or other ailments on a regular basis.

Plant Attributes:

Hardiness Zone: 5 to 9
Mature Size: 10-12' tall x 8' wide
Utah Native: No
Plant Select: No
Salt Tolerant: Unknown
Deer Resistant: Unknown
Pollinator Friendly: No
Foliage Interest: No
Localscapes: Perimeter Plant, Foundation Plant
Foliage Color: Green, Variegated, Cream
Bloom Color: Purple, Red
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Period: Jun - Aug

Plant Needs:

Light Requirement: Sun to Shade
Irrigation Requirement:     Moderate

Garden Location:

  • Design Path
    • Lots of Pots
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Winter