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Buddleia 'Orange Sceptre'
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Buddleia 'Orange Sceptre'

Orange Sceptre Butterfly Bush

Item #: 8533

Zones: 8a to 10b

Height: 96" tall

Culture: Sun

Origin: Hybrid

Pot Size: 3 qt. (2.8 L)

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"And now for something completely different" the Monty Python troupe would say. This wild buddleia hybrid comes from the breeding program of the late Dr. Jon Lindstrom of the University of Arkansas. Jon combined the genetics of Buddleia stachyoides and Buddleia tubiflora to create an 8' tall deer-resistant butterfly bush that flowers virtually year-round in mild climates with a peak season of fall through spring...a hummingbird hangout. The 1' long terminal spikes of bright orange flowers that open from bottom to top, could easily pass for leonotis. The trunks, which remain woody unless the temperature drops into single digits, are clothed with 11" long verbascum-like fuzzy green leaves...also great for sunrooms since it flowers all winter.