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Welcome to our plant search tool. This database contains many of the thousands of plants that we carry. There are some notable exceptions. Hundreds of new perennials come out every year and Make It Green has been a leader in making them available to you. Eventually the recent introductions will make it to our plant search tool but every year there will be a lag between our in-store plant selection and this search tool. Unfortunately this search tool can't cover everything that we will carry this year. We also carry over 100 varieties of rare and unusual evergreens and over 100 varieties of hard-to-find shrubs many of which are not in the plant search. Click on the Plant List button for a list of nearly all the woody plants (trees, shrubs and evergreens) that we have ordered or already have in stock for this coming year.



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Magenta Munchkin Butterfly Bush*

Buddleia 'Magenta Munchkin'

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Magenta Munchkin Butterfly Bush (Buddleia 'Magenta Munchkin') at Make It Green Garden Centre

Magenta Munchkin Butterfly Bush flowers

Magenta Munchkin Butterfly Bush flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Magenta Munchkin Butterfly Bush (Buddleia 'Magenta Munchkin') at Make It Green Garden Centre

Magenta Munchkin Butterfly Bush in bloom

Magenta Munchkin Butterfly Bush in bloom

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  30 inches

Spread:  4 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  5a

Other Names:  Summer Lilac

Group/Class:  Humdinger Series

Description:

A compact garden plant with showy magenta flowers in summer when little else blooms; attracts butterflies; may treat as a perennial and cut it back to the ground each spring as it regrows vigorously and blooms on new wood

Ornamental Features

Magenta Munchkin Butterfly Bush features showy panicles of fragrant hot pink flowers with purple overtones and orange eyes at the ends of the branches from mid summer to early fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has bluish-green foliage throughout the season. The narrow leaves do not develop any appreciable fall colour. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Magenta Munchkin Butterfly Bush is an open multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a more or less rounded form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It is a good choice for attracting bees, butterflies and hummingbirds to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Magenta Munchkin Butterfly Bush is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Magenta Munchkin Butterfly Bush will grow to be about 30 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under typical garden conditions. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

Magenta Munchkin Butterfly Bush makes a fine choice for the outdoor landscape, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. It can be used either as 'filler' or as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, depending on the height and form of the other plants used in the container planting. Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag - this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden. Be aware that in our climate, most plants cannot be expected to survive the winter if left in containers outdoors, and this plant is no exception. Contact our store for more information on how to protect it over the winter months.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Garden  Container 
Applications
Flowers  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features