- Common Name(s):
- Butterfly bush
- 'Nanho Purple'
This is a rapidly growing, drought tolerant shrub. It is easy to transplant and flowers on new growth. The best flowers appear when plant is severely pruned in late winter. An excellent summer flowering shrub for mass planting. This plant is slightly salt tolerant.
Wildlife Value: Attracts butterflies and bees. This plant is seldom damaged by deer
Insect, Disease, and Other Plant Problems: Spider mites can become a problem during drought.
- 5-12 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
- 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