Audrey's Plantmania

An Annapolis gardener sharing her bounty at bargain prices

Butterfly Bush (Buddleia) April 5, 2010










Butterfly bushes get to be 6-8′ tall, covered in blue-green lance-shaped foliage and spikes of flowers all summer long.  I have purple and yellow for sale for $6 each.

I also have a variegated cultivar, ‘Santana’, which has yellow margins on the leaves and bright purple flowers.

Butterfly bushes should be cut to the ground in early spring.  This reduces their scraggly look and promotes bushy, vigorous new growth from the base.


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