Landscape Literacy

Plant of the Week: Butterfly Bush

Buddleia, more commonly referred to as the Butterfly Bush, is named for its ability to attract not only butterflies, but also hummingbirds and other beneficial pollinators. This large green shrub is adorned with majestic flowers that reach 6-8″ in length and bloom throughout the summer months. Flowers bloom in varying shades of pink, orange, red, and purple.

Light Needs: Full sun

Watering Needs: Moderate watering, can be drought-tolerant

Average Size: 5′-6′

Why we love this plant: Pest tolerant and deer resistant are two great traits in a plant for this area. But the Butterfly Bush has many endearing qualities to choose from. It is ideal for a nature lover since it attracts butterflies and hummingbirds and can also be a great cut flower. Big, showy flowers on a low maintenance plant makes the Butterfly Bush a great option for anyone who wants to bring a bit of wildlife back into their landscape.