- Common Name(s):
- Butterfly bush
Drought tolerant; easy to transplant; flowers on new growth; best flowers when plant is severely pruned in late winter; spider mites can become a problem during drought; attracts butterflies and bees
- 5-10 ft.
- Opposite, simple, gray-green to blue-green leaves; 4-10 in. long; white tomentose beneath; emerges late in spring
- Small, lavender, lilac, purple, white, yellow, or pink flowers on 4-10 in. panicles from summer to fall; fragrant; on new wood
- 5 to 9
- Sun; prefers moist, well-drained soil, but tolerates a range of soil types
- Large, open irregular, somewhat rounded shrub with arching branches
- 8-10 ft.
NCCES plant id: 1428