Butterfly Bush (Buddleia spp.)

There are many varieties of Butterfly Bush but the one that grows best in our climate is the Buddleja  davidii, some varieties of this cultivar are non-invasive that get about 6-8ft tall and wide; but there are some dwarf varieties that only get 1-2ft tall and wide. These plants are deciduous, have a vigorous, bushy habit and arching stems with showy, spike-like fragrant flowers. Flowers are clustered densely in showy panicle (6-18” long). Flower colors can be pink, violet, blue-purple, and white. Flowers are very attractive to butterflies, hummingbirds and bees. Finely toothed, elongated, pointed leaves (6-10” long) are sage green above and fuzzy white beneath.