With a name like Butterfly Bush, you can look forward to a plant that will be appealing to butterflies. It is a well-known bush with large, drooping spikes of small, purple (or sometimes white) flowers closely grouped. The flowers of Butterfly Bushes have a sweet honey fragrance that is brightest at midday. The pleasant aroma attracts a wide range of butterflies, insects, birds, and gardeners. As a result, many people enjoy growing them in their garden as a vibrant addition.
Common name: Butterfly bush
Botanical name: Buddleja davidii
Plant type: Shrub, perennial
Hardiness zones: 5 - 9 (USDA)
Mature size: 3 - 12 ft. tall, 3 - 8 ft. wide
Bloom time: Summer
Native area: Asia