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Internet #100668786

OnlinePlantCenter 2 gal. Pink Delight Butterfly Bush Plant

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2 gal. Pink Delight Butterfly Bush Plant

  • Deep Pink Flower Panicles in Summer
  • Easy to Grow in Average Soil and a Sunny Site
  • Attracts Bees, Butterflies, Pollinating Insects, and Hummingbirds
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Product Overview

Strong growing, drought tolerant, deciduous shrub with arching branches of gray-green foliage. Spike-like, deep pink flowers attract butterflies and hummingbirds from early summer to frost. Prefers well drained, moist, fertile soil in full sun. In northern climates, plants die back in winter so treat as a perennial, and trim to 6-8 in. height in early spring. The plant will quickly reach 5 ft. tall. Try pairing with a darker blooming or a white Butterfly Bush to achieve a beautiful well-rounded look to the landscape. We're sorry, but due to state regulations, this plant cannot be shipped to Oregon, South Carolina, or Washington.

  • Easy to grow in almost any soil
  • Deep pink flowers from summer to frost
  • Butterfly and hummingbird magnet
  • Good cut flower
  • 2 gal. ships in pot unless state or federal regulations require otherwise
  • We're sorry, but due to state regulations, this plant cannot be shipped to Oregon, South Carolina, or Washington
  • This plant ships as a bare root plant with no soil and no pot when shipped to Arizona, California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, and Utah
  • When shipped as a bare root plant, the Shake&Shipsystem will be used to remove soil from the roots, thus increasing the root tip surface area, which in turn, greatly enhances the ability of the plant to rapidly establish itself in the new environment
  • Performs best in plant growing zones 4 to 8, when grown in other Zones, special care requirements will be required
  • To accommodate mature size or when planting in groups, space 5 ft. away from other plants or structures
  • May ship in a dormant state, with bare branches and no leaves, especially in early spring when plant has been pruned back to promote lateral branching



Mature Height (in.)
60 in
Mature Width (in.)
60 in


Additional Characteristics
Drought Tolerant
Annual / Perennial
Best Time to Plant
Year Round
Blossom Color
Blossom Color Family
Reds / Pinks
Botanical Name
Buddleia davidii 'Pink Delight'
Common Name
Butterfly Bush
Evergreen or Deciduous
Growth Habit
Hardiness Zone
4 (-30 to -20 F),5 (-20 to -10 F),6 (-10 to 0 F),7 (0 to 10 F),8 (10 to 20 F)
Optimal Soil Condition
Recommended Space Between Plantings (in.)
Shipped As
Sun Tolerance
Full Sun
Wildlife Attracted
Wildlife Deterred
No Wildlife Deterred

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Customer Questions & Answers

why can i only buy this plant online

Asked by: greenthumb
Thank you for your recent inquiry with The Home Depot. This item is shipped directly from the vendor to your home. It is not housed in our stores. We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you in the future. Thank you for shopping Home Depot.
Answered by: THDSupport
Date published: 2016-09-05

The plant arrived today. It is in sad shape. The leaves are all drooping. Think it must have suffered heat stroke. What can I do?

Asked by: Grandma
Hello. Shipping can be very stressful on a plant but the Butterfly Bush is very hardy and can usually bounce back quite quickly. Be sure the roots do not dry out, this is very important. Keep the plant in a shaded area until it acclimates to your area, keep in its current pot or temporarily plant in the ground. Do not soak the roots in water, rather water well after planting. Water again and again each time the soil is dry to the touch 4" down into the soil. After a few days, the plant should have vigor in its leaves and noticeable "perk up". At this time, move the plant to its permanent location and plant according to the box instructions. Please let us know if you need additional assistance.
Answered by: Trade Star Landscape Pro
Date published: 2015-09-20

The picture of the Pink Delight Butterfly Bush plant has bug damage...what insects is it susceptible to?

There are a lot of Japanese Beetles here in North Carolina--endless spraying to keep many flowering plants. How resistant to insects is this bush, and what products will be needed to have this plant grove and survive?
Asked by: cjcat
Thank you for your inquiry. Butterfly Bushes usually have no serious insect or disease problems. Japanese beetles, weevil, spider mites are all possible. A systemic insecticide such as Orthene could be considered for control, keeping in mind that beneficial insects, such as bees and butterflies, are attracted to the flowers as well.
Answered by: Trade Star Landscape Pro
Date published: 2015-09-20
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Customer Reviews

2 gal. Pink Delight Butterfly Bush Plant is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from bare root I didn't notice when I ordered this plant that it was to be shipped bare root. I bought it in July and it was fully leafed out, so it was touch and go for a while, especially with the hot weather we had this year. But the plant seems to have survived (I staked a tent of Tyvek around it to keep it out of the full sun). Since it is shipped bare root, you would be better off ordering it in the early spring or late fall, to give it a chance to develop some root structure before the hot weather of summer.
Date published: 2011-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very beautiful Very beautiful blooms. I thought that since I was planting them in southern Arizona maybe they couldnt handle the harsh sun. So I planted this one so it only gets the morning sun. It is doing ok but the others I planted in direct sun are doing better. So I just need to transplant this one and put it in direct sun like the tag says. But it is very beautiful.
Date published: 2011-09-07
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