The Magic: How the Butterfly Bush works: Buddleia or Butterfly Bush has been a sensation in American gardens for years, and no wonder. This plant is easy to grow, blooms profusely, and has that magical quality: Butterflies cant resist it.
Here's why: Its not just the pretty flowers that attract the butterflies, like any bright flower. Buddleias emit a special honey-scented fragrance that lures butterflies like a moth to a light, and then once there, they find the flowers super-rich in nectar.
A butterfly bush in the garden will often be seen with a mass of butterflies on the flowers, especially during hot sunny afternoons. Buddleias attract other insects too, like moths, and the reddish ones strongly attract hummingbirds. So its more than a name; its actually a botanical phenomenon.
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Plant - 2.5" Pot
5, 6, 7, 8, 9
48-72" tall (4-6 feet)
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48-72" wide (4-6 feet)
Early to late summer
Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Dry, Average, Well Draining
Attract Butterflies, Attract Birds, Deer Resistant
Spring / Summer, Fall
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