Hummingbird and butterfly bush - Buddleia davidii 'Buzz purple' picture

Butterfly bush - Buddleia davidii Buzz purple picture

The above picture is a hummingbird feeding on our butterfly bush - Buddleia davidii 'Buzz purple' taken while we were sitting on our deck. Butterfly bushes are a great addition to any garden. They're easy to grow and attract pollinators: bees, butterflies, hummingbird moths, and hummingbirds. Butterfly bushes are low maintenance. We cut ours back in late Winter or early Spring to about 2' high before the new growth starts. We also deadhead our butterfly bush because it keeps it blooming faster and makes it look better. In some parts of the country, butterfly bushes are considered invasive, so deadheading keeps the seed distribution to a minimum. We haven't had a problem with it being invasive, though. It is one of our favorite shrubs.

Plant Type - Shrub Light - Full sun
Zones - 4 to 9 Size - 5' to 7' tall
                24" to 36" wide
Bloom time - June through September Tips - Drought tolerant, fragrant and attracts butterflies

Butterfly bush - Buddleia davidii buzz purple

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