Buddleia 'Gold Drop' PPAF (30)ct Flat
Common Name: Butterfly Bush
This new addition to the HUMDINGER® Collection shares the same compact habit and shorter stature as the other members. Purple flower panicles are produced all over the dense habit of gold foliage. 'Gold Drop' replaces 'Little Nugget' in our catalog, having more golden foliage, a more compact habit, and better floral performance than its predecessor.
The word "humdinger" is defined as "something that is very impressive or exciting." That word definitely applies to this new collection of Buddleia! This collection features five new varieties of Butterfly Bush, each blooming a few weeks earlier than the members of the MONARCH® Collection. In addition to blooming starting in midsummer, each of these varieties has a compact habit and shorter stature. No matter what space you need to fill, Walters Gardens, Inc. hybridizing has a Butterfly Bush that will fit in your garden!
Buddleias should be planted in a full sun location with fertile, moist, well-drained soil. Studies have shown that adding lime to the soil will result in increased growth and better floral quality. They are also moderately drought tolerant once established.
Since they frequently die all the way back to the ground in northern winters, it is best to cut back all of the old wood to about 12" in the spring. Doing so will result in more compact plants. They will quickly grow back to their normal height by fall and will flower just as prolifically in late summer since they bloom on new wood. You may notice that the flowers tend to be longer and deeper colored in cooler weather.
Buddleias tend to break dormancy late in the spring, so don't worry if you don't see anything happening with them when your other shrubs start to leaf-out. These are very durable and reliable plants.
Height: 2.5-3.0 Feet
Spread: 3.5-4.0 Feet
Hardiness Zones: 5,6,7,8,9,10
Flower Color: Purple shades
Foliage Color: Yellow shades
Low to Average Water Needs
Average to Fertile Soil Quality
Bloomtime: Late Summer to Early Fall
Attracts Butterflies and Hummingbirds
Growth Rate: Rapid
Border Plant, Drought Tolerant, Fragrant Flowers, Specimen, Focal Point
Thirty (30) plants per flat (or tray). Approximate Plug Measurements: 3in deep x 2in wide.