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Butterfly Bush

Wonderfully fragrant flowers on arching stems attract a profusion of butterflies to the garden. Stunning in the perennial garden, for mixed shrub plantings or in large groupings. Remove faded flowers for continuous bloom. Prune hard in early spring.

Companion Plants

Bearberry Cotoneaster

Black-Eyed Susan

Indian Hawthorn

Plant Details

  • Common name

    Butterfly Bush

  • Botanical name

    Buddleia davidii

  • Variety


  • Zone

    USDA Zone 5 (-20°F) to USDA Zone 9 (20°F).

  • Light


  • Height

    5-8' (1.5-2.5 m)

  • Habit


  • Feed

    Use an all-purpose in spring

  • Water

    2-3 times per week

  • Bloom Color


  • Bloom Time


  • Maintenance

    Remove spent blooms

This plant also belongs to the following collections:

  • Phyllis D.'s collection
  • Shelly W.'s collection