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Buddleia

Attracts butterflies, hummingbirds and bees

Butterfly Bush is a deciduous shrub that is the backbone of the late summer perennial garden. Easy to grow, its narrow branches support lilac-like clusters of blossoms that can vary from a foot or two in length with side branches and blossoms.

Butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds will flock to the honeyscented blossoms, whose nectar is sweetest in mid-day sun.

Prune back in the spring for a neat looking shape. Buddleias break dormancy late, but you will be amazed at the rate of growth by midsummer.

BUDDLEIA, (Butterfly Bush) Zones 5-10
  'Argentia' 4-6' Zone 4.
Does well in a variety of soils. Lavender to violet flowers for several weeks in the high spring.
davidii 'Black Knight' 'Black Knight' 5-7' late summer
Dark purple flowers on long trusses. Hardy and vigorous.
davidii'Nanho Blue' 'Nanho Blue' 5-6' late summer
Numerous blue flowers. Willow-like leaves. More compact than other types.
  'Nanho Purple'
Purple form of above.
davidii'Pink Delight' 'Pink Delight' 5-7' late summer Pure pink flowers in thick large racemes about 15 inches long. Compact habit with attractive silver foliage. Award winner. 2001 MNLA Grower's Choice Award winner.

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