Butterfly Bush Varieties and Care

Plant these butterfly bush varieties for beautiful spring or fall foliage in your garden.

| August 2013

Find plants that look good for more than just a few weeks of the year in Powerhouse Plants (Timber Press, 2013). Author and plantsman Graham Rice shows you how to get the best value from plants that work hard for you, changing beautifully and dramatically through the seasons. In this excerpt, learn which butterfly bush varieties you should plant in your garden.

You can purchase this book from the GRIT store: Powerhouse Plants.

Butterfly Bush

Buddleja
deciduous shrub

spring to fall foliage

summer and fall flowers



attracts butterflies

A cascade of late-season flowers and striking foliage on easy, resilient shrubs






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