Butterfly Bush Details

Butterfly Bush

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


Will attract a myriad of butterflies for much of summer. Wet feet will rot the root system. Cut back every year for best bloom and shape.

Perennial Care Guide

Cross Reference


Butterfly Bush Photos