Tuesday, June 12, 2012


Buddleia x weyeriana 'Honeycomb'

We have four butterfly bushes, Buddleia davidii., in the Arboretum's Butterfly Garden. All produce masses of arching flowers that attract butterflies, bees, lady beetles, and even hummingbirds. Ours grow from 4 feet tall (Lo and Behold 'Blue Chip') to 8 feet plus ('Black Knight'). They do best in full sun with well-drained soil. Blooms occur on new growth, so ours are cut back to about knee high in the spring. Blooming will continue until frost if faded blooms are removed.
To learn about more ways to attract butterflies to your garden check this out:  Attracting Butterflies

Buddleia davidii 'White Profusion'

Buddleia davidii 'Black Knight'

Buddleia davidii 'Blue Chip'