Butterfly Bush Details

Butterfly Bush

  • Botanical Name: Buddleia davidii
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Light Requirement: Full Sun
  • Water Demand: Medium
  • Landscape Use: Focal Point/Specimen Plant, Screen - Visual, Salt Tolerant
  • Ornamental Value: White, Pink, Purple, Red, Yellow
  • Native/Adapted: Adapted
  • Wildlife Value: Birds (including Hummingbirds), Butterflies (nectar source)
  • Season: Summer, Fall
  • Deciduous/Evergreen: Deciduous
  • Plant Form: Upright
  • Plant Spread: 4'
  • Plant Height: 6'


As its name implies, this shrub attracts a myriad of butterflies for much of the summer. Cut back every year for best bloom and shape. Needs regular water, but do not overwater. Wet feet will rot the root system.

Perennial Care Guide

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