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Butterfly Bush, Buddleia Davidii

Common Name: Butterfly bush

Type: shrub

Family: Scrophulariaceae

Zone: 5 to 9     Find Your Zone

Height: 6 to 8 feet

Width: 6 to 8 feet

Bloom Time: May to August

Bloom Color: pinks, purples, yellow, white, blues

Sun exposure: full sun

Leaves: deciduous

Deer resistant: Yes

Soil: Miracle Gro Garden Soil, Soil Conditioner, Black Kow Cow Manure

Amend the soil with proper amendments for your soil type

Fertilizer: Slow release granular Vigoro Flower Food or Water soluble Miracle Gro LiquiFeed

Pruning: Pruning Butterfly bush in winter is ideal but because of its incredibly fast growth rate, regular pruning throughout the growing season will not hurt this very tough plant.

This plant grows incredibly large, incredibly quickly. Do no plant in a small area and do not plant in front of the house. It also gets loaded with butterflies and bees, therefore don’t plant too close to a sitting area if you can’t handle bees. This plant makes a great backdrop for a perennial garden.There are not many bushes that will get you the butterflies that this one will.


This plant requires a lot of pruning and maintenance. There are now some new dwarf varieties out that will be much more manageable.

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Posted 2015-08-16T20:24:30+0000  by Ingar_HD_ATL Ingar_HD_ATL