Butterfly Bush

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Butterfly Bush

Buddleja davidii
4

6 feet
4

6 feet
East Asia
  • Full Sun
  • Part Sun/Shade
  • Low
  • Flowering

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).

Maintenance

Prolong blooming by pinching off spent flowers; since buddleia blooms on new wood, many gardeners cut it back to the base every winter.

Features

Plant Type:
Perennial
Size:
4-6' H, 4-6' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
Soil Types:
Clay, Sandy, Well drained
Wildlife:
Butterflies, Pollinators
Flower Color:
Lavender, Pink, Purple, White
Bloom Time:
July, August, September, October
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:
No

This plant goes well with

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