Butterfly Bush

Butterfly Bush - Garden Basics - Flower - Perennial

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Plant Information Life Cycle: Perennial
Planting Time: Spring or fall
Height: 6' to 10'
Exposure: Sun
Soil: well-drained, fertile
Hardiness: Zones 5 to 9
Bloom Time: Summer
Propagation: Semi-hardwood cuttings in midsummer.
Uses: Hedges, accents, beds & borders. Attract butterflies, deer tend to avoid.


  • Plants are very drought tolerant and will survive in some pretty tough situations.
  • Cut back at least once a year. In warm climates, cutting back after the plant finishes blooming may encourage another flush of blooms.
  • Buddleia makes a wonderful cutflower, and lasts about a week in the vase. Cut when half the flowers on the stem are open, but before they begin to fade.

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