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

Resists: Deer


Duration: Shrub

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

Habit: Upright

Container Role: Thriller

Plant Needs

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: Landscape

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.

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