Prince Charming Buddleja Butterfly Bush in a 3.5″ Pot…You Choose Amount!!!


Make a statement in your garden with this bold color of the Buddleia family. Bright raspberry red blossoms grow to 10” in length making them a standout in any planting. When other perennials stop blooming, ‘Prince Charming’ Buddleja will perform beautifully into late summer. A powerhouse pollinator with serious curb appeal, Prince Charming will make a fairy tale addition to any garden!


Buddleja, commonly known as butterfly bush or summer lilac, is a versatile and attractive flowering shrub that belongs to the Scrophulariaceae family. Native to Asia, Africa, and the Americas, Buddleja has gained popularity worldwide for its beautiful, fragrant flowers and its ability to attract butterflies and other pollinators to the garden. This deciduous shrub typically grows to a height of 6 to 10 feet (1.8 to 3 meters) and has arching branches with elongated, lance-shaped leaves. The flowers, which bloom in a variety of vibrant colors such as purple, pink, white, and yellow, are arranged in dense clusters called panicles, creating a visually stunning display.

Planting Zone Information: Buddleja is generally considered hardy in USDA plant hardiness zones 5 to 9. However, specific varieties may have different hardiness ranges, so it’s important to check the label or consult with a local gardening expert to ensure the best success in your particular climate.

Growing Guide – Transplanting Buddleja from a 4″ Pot into the Ground:

  1. Timing: The best time to transplant Buddleja is in early spring or fall when the weather is mild and the soil is workable.
  2. Site Selection: Choose a location in your garden that receives full sun for at least 6 hours a day. Buddleja prefers well-draining soil and can tolerate a wide range of soil types, including sandy or loamy soils.
  3. Soil Preparation: Prepare the planting hole by loosening the soil and incorporating organic matter like compost or well-rotted manure. This will improve drainage and provide nutrients for healthy growth.
  4. Digging the Hole: Dig a hole that is twice the width and depth of the root ball of the plant.
  5. Removing the Plant from the Pot: Gently tap the sides of the pot to loosen the root ball, then carefully slide the plant out. If the roots are tightly packed, you can use a knife or pruners to make a few shallow cuts on the sides to encourage root growth.
  6. Planting: Place the root ball in the center of the hole, ensuring that the top of the root ball is level with or slightly above the soil surface. Backfill the hole with soil, firming it gently around the roots to eliminate air pockets.
  7. Watering: After planting, thoroughly water the shrub to settle the soil and provide initial hydration. Maintain regular watering throughout the first growing season, keeping the soil evenly moist but not waterlogged.
  8. Mulching: Apply a layer of organic mulch, such as wood chips or shredded bark, around the base of the plant. Mulch helps retain soil moisture, suppresses weeds, and protects the roots from temperature extremes.
  9. Pruning: In late winter or early spring, before new growth emerges, prune Buddleja by removing about one-third of the plant’s height. This encourages vigorous growth, improves flowering, and helps maintain a compact shape.
  10. Maintenance: Buddleja generally has low maintenance requirements. Regularly monitor the soil moisture and water as needed, especially during hot and dry periods. Fertilize in early spring with a balanced, slow-release fertilizer according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

By following these steps, you can successfully transplant a Buddleja from a 4″ pot into the ground and enjoy its stunning flowers and butterfly-attracting qualities in your garden.




  • Height: 3.5-4.0 Feet
  • Spread: 3.5-4.0 Feet
  • Hardiness Zones: 5,6,7,8,9,10
  • Flower Color: Purple shades
  • Sunlight: Full Sun (> 6 hrs. Direct Sun)
  • Bloom time: Late Summer
  • Early Fall Long Blooming

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Plants from Daylily Nursery are guaranteed to arrive healthy and green. If you have any concerns or are dissatisfied within the first five days of receiving your plants, please email or call our office so that we can help make it right! Plants require proper care and nourishment to adapt to their new surroundings. Unfortunately, if your plants have received less-than-ideal care or were purchased for planting outside of your recommended growing zone, your purchase isn’t covered by our guarantee. Zone recommendations are provided in our listings. 

Plants are delicate, living things and we take pride in shipping them thoughtfully, securely and with great care. However, once they leave our facility they may encounter issues in transit that we have no control or influence over. Please note that much of our plant material, while hardy, may arrive damaged or no longer viable if shipped in severe weather conditions. Exercise caution and use your best judgment before ordering during unusually hot or cold weather (below 32 degrees F, or in excess of 95F for shipping purposes), as these extremes may leave your plant vulnerable to damage. We are proud of our products and our reputation for providing excellent plant material. We strive to keep our prices fair and reasonable and to deliver to you the best product on the market, and for that product to arrive at our customers’ doors as pristine as the day it was packed. Please help us to ensure that you receive your plant material in peak condition and ready to plant.

Successful gardening requires careful planning, often full seasons in advance. Do your research and plan ahead for the best planting time in your area. Plants with delicate new roots need the best possible head start in getting established before winter, even hardy evergreen varieties. The optimal time for planting for most of our material is in mid to late spring, past the danger of hard frost. This allows your plants the longest possible growing season. Summer and very early fall are also suitable, as long as your plant is placed in optimal conditions and receives adequate water during the hotter, dryer periods of the summer. Late fall and winter are very risky in most areas, as our plant material ships from cozy greenhouses and will struggle adapting to very cold or frozen soil, or abrupt changes in temperature. This can easily cause damage, stunting, or failure to thrive. When in doubt about suitable planting times or zone compatible plants for your area, reach out to your local Agricultural Extension Office. 

If issues with your plants arise within the first 30 days of receipt, please email or call our office. Our knowledgeable staff will review your concerns and provide guidance and troubleshooting, or a one-time replacement if necessary. The customer assumes responsibility for the cost of shipping the replacement.

Regarding orders placed for deciduous trees during their dormant period (winter or early spring) that fail to break dormancy by May 30th, we extend our guarantee beyond the five-day notification period. Please email or call us by May 30th so we can review your order and provide the necessary assistance. Please bear in mind that we may ask for photos- this aids us in assisting you with your plant. Often stress from shipping can be the cause of delayed development, which may be overcome with informed troubleshooting. 

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