Click for list of all flowering by month Butterfly-bush is not easily confused with other wild plants on this web site. This is a perennial shrub which seems to grow just about anywhere — waste ground, embankments, even on the rooftops of old or derelict buildings and, of course, in the gardens of those wishing to encourage and admire Butterflies. It's a loose, lanky shrub which branches from ground level.
How to Grow and Care for a Butterfly Bush Plant Buddleia davidii The Butterfly Bush, Buddleia davidii is a fast growing, drought tolerant, profusely blooming, deciduous shrub that is hardy in USDA zones Butterfly Bushes produce a multitude of clustering, arching spikes of tiny, fragrant flowers in late summer on branches that will sometimes reach 15' tall.
The dark green, lance shaped leaves are long and course with lighter colored, fuzzy undersides.
Growing Requirements for Butterfly Bush Plants Butterfly Bushes will grow in almost any type of soil but perform best if they are planted in moderately fertile, moisture retaining and well drained soil. Buddleia plants should be grown in full sun or light shade. Butterfly Bush plants will tolerate periods of drought, but not boggy soil.
Remove spent flowers promptly and regularly for a longer lasting flower display. Pinching out the tips of new top growth will promote a more compact and bushier shrub.
Buddleia plants bloom on new growth. They should be cut back to strong new buds near the ground in early spring, after the last frost, but before new growth begins. Propagating Butterfly Bush Plants and Growing them from Seed Butterfly Bush plants can be propagated with semi-ripe cuttings taken during the summer Buddleia davidii seeds can be sown in the garden during late spring and summer months, up until two months before the first frost.
They may produce flowers during the first fall.The Black Knight Butterfly Bush (Buddleia 'Black Knight’) is a gorgeous deep purple shrub that blooms from early summer until autumn.
These amazing plants are adored by hummingbirds and butterflies and make wonderful additions to your landscape. Butterfly bush are quite easy to grow, but you do need to know a bit about their preferences and requirements to achieve maximum success: Butterfly bush need full sun.
When we say full sun, we mean it – butterfly bush require a minimum of 8 hours of bright sunlight. Even in warm climates, plant. Butterfly bush can be easily propagated by seeds, cuttings, and division. Read this article to learn how to propagate butterfly bushes and choose the propagation method that best fits your needs.
Plant Lists we only started with evergreens!. Even though our name is Johnston’s Evergreen Nursery, we do carry a full line of landscape plants.. If you are not familiar with plant categories and botanical names, you can use the Site Search above to help find your plant description.
Butterfly-bush is not easily confused with other wild plants on this web site. On this page, Rose Franklin gives her suggestions for butterfly bush care and prunning.
She also pictures a Hummingbird Clearwing Sphinx Moth.