- Common Name(s):
- Lindley butterfly bush
Drought tolerant; flowers on new growth, so prune in late winter to early spring; may spread by suckers;
Wildlife Value: Flowers attract butterflies. This plant is seldom damaged by deer
- 4-6 ft.
- Opposite, simple, shiny, dark green, narrow leaves; 2-4 in. long; pale gray-green below
- Purple-violet flowers on upright 3-8 in. panicle; not fragrant
- Sun; prefers moist, well-drained soil, but tolerates a range of soil conditions
- Medium to fine
- Large, rounded shrub with arching branches
- 5-7 ft.
NCCES plant id: 1430