15 Apr MISS RUBY – Proven Winners ColorChoice Flowering Shrub
Brilliant rich pink summer blooms unlike any other variety. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Fragrant. Deer resistant. Like all of the “Miss” series, ‘Miss Ruby’ butterfly bush is non-invasive.
Fragrant Flower + Drought Tolerant
Attracts: Birds, Butterflies & Hummingbirds
Shrub Type: Deciduous
Height Category: Tall
Garden Height: 48 – 60 Inches
Spacing: 60 – 72 Inches
Spread: 48 – 60 Inches
Flower Colors: Pink
Flower Shade: Fuschia
Foliage Colors: Green
Foliage Shade: Green
Container Role: Thriller
Light Requirement: Sun
Maintenance Category: Easy
Blooms On: New Wood
Bloom Time: Early Summer
Bloom Time: Mid Summer
Bloom Time: Late Summer
Hardiness Zones: 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
Water Category: Average
Needs Good Drainage
Uses Notes: Excellent for use in perennial beds, wildlife gardens and mixed borders.
This new butterfly bush is noted for its compact habit and remarkably vivid, rich pink blooms. The distinctive magenta flowers are more vibrant than that of any other buddleia variety.
Cold, wet winters can be really hard on buddleia, so here are a few tips to help your buddleia thrive in your garden:
1. Make sure the soil is well-drained. That place where the plow truck dumps snow in the winter? Not a good idea.
2. Full sun. That’s at least 6 hours. No cheating.
3. Plant early in the season. This gives the plants all summer and fall to establish. Fall planting can be chancy in northern regions.
4. Wait until it leafs out in spring before pruning. In some years you may have to prune it back to the ground. After milder winters, maybe not so much. Avoid fall pruning.