- Full Sun
- Part Sun/Shade
About This Plant
Sun/part shade; semi-evergreen, depending on winter weather. Butterfly bush’s big flower cones are sweetly fragrant, wafting on arching branches during warm weather.
It’s fairly drought-tolerant once established. For a native variety, see woolly butterfly bush (Buddleja marrubifolia).
Prolong blooming by pinching off spent flowers; since buddleia blooms on new wood, many gardeners cut it back to the base every winter.
4-6' H, 4-6' W
Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
Clay, Sandy, Well drained
Lavender, Pink, Purple, White
July, August, September, October
This plant goes well with
- Conoclinium greggii
- Salvia farinacea x longispicata 'Indigo Spires'
- Buddleja marrubiifolia