Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Plant of the Week: Butterfly Bush

Buddleja davidii
Butterfly Bush 'Royal Red'

Detailed Description

NameBuddleia, Royal Red

Botanical NameBuddleia


Bloom Time and ColorFlowers from mid-summer through fall. This butterfly bush is not quite a true red color, but purple red.

SoilAverage, well drained.

ExposureRequires full sun.

Description: PerennialThis is one of the most sought-after of the butterfly bushes. It is a vigorous growing upright shrub. It is very easy to grow. This bush is a magnet for all the butterflies that pass through your garden seeking nectar.

CareThis plant blooms on new growth and should be pruned back to the ground in spring.