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Petite Butterfly Sweet Pea Shrub

Polygala fruticosa 'Petite Butterfly'
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POS ID: 165660
Gracing the Petite Butterfly Sweetpea Shrub are bunches of vivid magenta flowers amidst a backdrop of pale green leaves. When in bloom, this small flowering shrub provides variation and interest with minimal effort, and when not in bloom, its foliage is an excellent backdrop for both early and late blooming flowers.
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Container Size:
1 gallon
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Quick Facts

  • Compact form
  • Vibrant blooms
  • Attracts butterflies

Details

Gracing the Petite Butterfly Sweetpea Shrub are bunches of vivid magenta flowers amidst a backdrop of pale green leaves. When in bloom, this small flowering shrub provides variation and interest with minimal effort, and when not in bloom, its foliage is an excellent backdrop for both early and late blooming flowers.

Weight: 2 lbs

Container Size: 1 gallon

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About This Plant

Type

Shrubs

Leaf Color

Green

Flowering

Flowering

Mature Height

Up to 36 inches

Mature Width

Up to 36 inches

Landscape Uses

Flowering, Foundation, Patio & Containers

Features

Cut flowers, Long bloom season, container plant

Seasonality

Leaf Lifespan

Evergreen

Leaf Time of Year

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Life Cycle

Perennial

Bloom Time

Spring, Summer

Bloom Color

Pink

Plant Care Tips

Planting Instructions
If soil in container is dry, water plants prior to planting. Dig a hole at least twice the diameter of the root ball and 1.5 times deeper. Mix fertilizer or compost into the soil and return a few inches of soil mixture to the planting hole. Remove the plant from the container and gently tease out the roots on the surface of the root ball. Plant with the top of the root ball at ground level. Back-fill around the root ball with the rest of the soil mixture, gently firming it in as you go, and build a short berm of soil around the plant to create a watering basin. Water the plant thoroughly to settle the soil around the roots. Keep new plants well-watered the first summer, checking for water needs daily or every other day. Covering the root ball and area around the plant with 1-3 inches of mulch will help keep roots cool and conserve moisture. Keep mulch from touching tree trunks and plant stems.
General Care Description
Feed with fertilizer before new growth season

Effort of Care

Moderate

Soil Type

Organic and rich, well drained

Growth Rate

Moderate

Light Needs

This plant performs best in full sun, best flowering in full sun

Water Needs

Water regularly, and more in warmer in climates

Disease and Pests

mildew, root rot, blight

USDA Hardiness Zone

9

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