Butterfly Bush

Latin name:  Buddleia davidii

Variety: Bicolor – Butterscotch yellow and Lavender

Butterfly Bush

Butterfly Bush

Location: vegetable garden

Origin:  native to China

Description:

  • Blooms all summer long from June to frost
  • 5-8 feet tall and wide
  • 4-6 inch panicles
  • New leaves emerge late (early June)
  • Blooms on new wood

Uses:

  • beneficial attractor

Maintenance:

  • not invasive in New England

Preparation:

  • ordered from FedCo Jan 2013; planted in spring 2013 in vegetable garden

Zone: 4-5

Sources: Fedco Catalog; Paul Parent Newsletter

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