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We just got a butterfly bush I and am sooo excited to plant it! But before I do, who hear has a butterfly bush, and how's it working out?
 
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If it is the same butterfly bush as I have - Buddleia davidii, - long greyish -green leaves & drooping plumes of tiny flowers? Yes, it is a lovely thing & the butterflies really do like it. Quite an 'informal' growth habit so needs plenty of room. Likes sun & well drained soil. Cut it back hard to the ground each spring & feed it . It will send up fresh growth & dozens of blooms. Enjoy.
 
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My Aunt has one that is more like a tree! It was supposed to be a bush, but it is quite the big thing so I am wondering if it was labeled incorrectly at the store?

It is quite pretty and she gets a lot of butterflies each year too, so yes they do work. She gets different kinds of butterflies, but more Monarchs then others since that is what we have a lot of around here.

You will enjoy your butterfly bush!
 
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Veg11, what color is your butterfly bush? I found a nice picture of a few varietes:



My favorite would be White Profusion since I love white flowers, but the other ones are beautiful too:)
 
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Mine is very young, so there aren't ant flowers yet.:( I think the Twilight one is amazing!
 
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I'm sure that it will produce beautiful flowers, you just have to be patient. I agree, the Twilight one looks very pretty, although I must say that I prefer more delicate colors...I'm in a romantic mood:p
 
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You attract lots of interesting pollinators with butterfly bushes. They are magic, they attracts species I've never seen before. It is a plain Jane looking bush , but it has great benefits.
 
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Don't know about the USA but in Britain, they are an absolute nuisance. Outlets are no longer allowed to sell ones other than sterile varieties.
 
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